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

May 3, 2011
News Release
PEARL, Miss. -- Residents of 11 Mississippi counties who suffered damages as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding of April 15 and April 27-28 are urged to register for disaster assistance as soon as possible.
April 30, 2011
News Release
WASHINGTON--Since the deadly tornadoes first struck parts of the country earlier this week, the federal government has been in constant contact with all of the impacted states as they responded to and began recovery efforts from these devastating storms.
April 29, 2011
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:
April 29, 2011
News Release
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to Mississippi to supplement the state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of April 15-28, 2011.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Mississippi, FEMA-1972-DR (PDF 21KB)
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