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

June 27, 2011
News Release
Jackson, Miss -- Tuesday, June 28, is the last day Mississippians affected by the tornados, severe storms and flooding of April 15 -- 28 have to request federal assistance. Homeowners, renters and businesses must register with FEMA and submit SBA disaster loan applications before the deadline or miss out on federal aid. Closing hours for registration are 9 p.m. CT, June 28, if done by phone or midnight if done online.
June 24, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss -- Builders, contractors, engineers, architects, and other interested professionals and students in the building-related fields are invited to learn about safe rooms at a seminar taking place from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, June 30, in Clinton.
June 24, 2011
News Release
Jackson, Miss. -- There are only three days left before the Tuesday, June 28, deadline for registering for disaster assistance for residents affected by the tornados, severe storms and flooding of April 15 -- 28. Federal and state emergency management officials are urging Mississippians to register with FEMA and return SBA disaster loan applications before it's too late.
June 23, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Federal 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 $14,212,743. The registration period closes June 28, 2011. Here is a summary through Wednesday, June 22, of all federal assistance to individuals who suffered losses due to the storms and tornadoes of April 2011:
June 23, 2011
News Release
Clinton, Miss. -- U.S. Small Business Administration officials have heard it all when it comes to homeowners who tell them why they aren't going to apply for a low-interest disaster loan. That's why it is not surprising to hear only 369 of the 2,707 registered homeowners and renters who suffered damages in April's tornados who have been issued SBA applications for low-interest disaster home loans have returned the forms to the SBA.
June 23, 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:

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