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 6, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- A Housing Open House from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 9 in Amory, will bring together state government experts in safe rooms, home financing and insurance, along with builders, bankers, realtors and utilities to advise Monroe County residents whose properties were damaged or destroyed in the April tornadoes. The event is at the Amory Government Complex, 1619 Highway 25 North, and is sponsored by the Smithville Long-Term Community Recovery Housing Committee.
June 30, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- The Disaster Recovery Center in Monroe County will close at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 7. The Monroe County center is at the Government Complex Bldg., 1619 Highland Dr., Amory. Those who have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency still can get help by calling FEMA's Helpline, 800-621-FEMA (3362). Applicants can learn the status of their request, update their contact information, respond to requests for information, and ask questions about the application process.
June 30, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Federal assistance approved for people in 14 Mississippi counties designated in a major disaster declared by the president following the historic flooding of the Mississippi River and its tributaries has reached $16,244,123. While many recovery efforts along the Mississippi River were slowed by the heavy flooding, state and federal disaster officials are responding as receding water allows access to flood-damaged areas.
June 30, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Federal assistance approved for people in 29 Mississippi counties designated in a major disaster declared by the president because of devastating storms and tornadoes has reached $14,767,611. The registration period closed June 28, 2011. Here is a summary through Wednesday, June 29, of all federal assistance to individuals who suffered losses due to the storms and tornadoes April 15-28, 2011:
June 28, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- "Operation Clean Sweep," the joint effort of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and FEMA to remove tornado debris that posed an immediate threat to public health and safety in Smithville and adjacent areas of Monroe County, has been completed. MEMA is paying 10 percent of the cost while FEMA picks up the rest. FEMA assigned the task to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Private contractors hired by USACE did the work.
June 28, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- The deadline for Mississippi flood survivors to register for federal disaster assistance from either FEMA or the U.S. Small Business Administration is July 11.

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