Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1916)

Incident period: May 1, 2010 to May 2, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 14, 2010

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 15, 2010
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Mississippians who suffered losses from the May 1-2 tornadoes and severe storms shouldn't wait to register for federal disaster assistance, even if they have insurance, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency.
May 15, 2010
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Less than 24 hours after the major disaster declaration for Mississippi, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency will open a Disaster Recovery Center Saturday, May 15 in Corinth to serve those affected by the May 1-2 storms and tornadoes. Until further notice, the recovery center will operate Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.to 7 p.m., and Sundays noon until 6 p.m. at the following location:
May 14, 2010
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Mississippi. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:
May 14, 2010
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Craig Fugate announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding during the period of May 1-2, 2010. Federal funding is available to affected individuals in Alcorn, Benton, Lafayette, Tippah, and Tishomingo counties.

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