Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding (DR-1972)

Incident period: April 15, 2011 to April 28, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 29, 2011

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 19, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- As Mississippians repair or rebuild their flood-damaged property, state and federal recovery officials have an important message: be sure you have a building permit. Property owners should visit their city or county permitting office before they pick up a saw or swing a hammer. Many local governments require construction permits before people undertake any rebuilding or significant repair project.
July 18, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Smithville residents can help decide the future of their town at a community open house from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at the Monroe County Government Complex, 1619 Hwy. 25 N., Amory. "This is a unique opportunity to shape Smithville for your family now and in the future," said Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Womack.
July 14, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Federal and state assistance approved for people in 14 Mississippi counties that were declared a major disaster area by the president following the historic flooding of the Mississippi River and its tributaries has reached $19,037,109. Here is a summary through Wednesday, July 13, of all state and federal assistance to individuals in counties affected by the flooding between May 3 and June 17:
July 13, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- The losses following Mississippi's April's storms and tornadoes or May's flooding may be magnified for the elderly. Seniors previously living on their own may find they have to depend on others for food, shelter and the necessities of daily living. Those used to assisted living may face upheaval in their normal routines or a change in their usual caregivers. Add to that the stress of the disaster itself, and the elderly may be facing very difficult times.
July 8, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency continue to offer free consultations with FEMA advisers at home improvement and hardware stores. Rebuilding or repairing a home after a disaster can be a daunting task. But with the right information, homeowners can build back smarter and stronger. FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand at local building supply stores to provide information about ways to rebuild that can reduce the risk of damages from future disasters. The schedule is below:
July 7, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Federal and state assistance approved for people in 29 Mississippi counties that were declared a major disaster area by the president because of devastating storms and tornadoes has reached $15,734,072.Here is a summary through Wednesday, July 6, of all state and federal assistance to individuals who suffered losses due to the storms and tornadoes of April 2011:

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