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 22, 2011
News Release
Clinton, Miss. -- With the tornadoes and flooding of April and May still fresh in peoples’ minds, now is a good time for you and your family to prepare for the next disaster, whatever that may be. If you have children, include them in the planning process. Experience has shown that when children are involved in the planning process, it calms their fears.
June 21, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- FEMA will have a mitigation specialist on hand Saturday in Jackson at the Mississippi Farmer's Market to provide information about the best ways to recover from the recent tornadoes and flooding and reduce the risk of damage from future disasters. A FEMA specialist will be at the Mississippi Farmers Market, adjacent to the Fairgrounds at 929 High Street from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information on coping with mold and mildew may be of particular interest to persons whose property has recently flooded.
June 20, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- There is just one week remaining for survivors of the tornadoes, severe storms and flooding that took place April 15 -- 28 to register for disaster assistance. Eligible homeowners, renters and businesses in 29 Mississippi counties must register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency by June 28. That is also the deadline to return applications for SBA disaster loans.
June 17, 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 $13,105,292. The registration period for this assistance closes June 28. Here is a summary through Wednesday, June 15, of all federal assistance to individuals who suffered losses due to the storms and tornadoes of April 2011:
June 16, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- As Mississippians return to their water-damaged homes, they come face to face with a new threat -- mold. Mold can cause serious, long-term health problems. Recovery specialists urge disaster survivors to protect themselves by treating or discarding mold- and mildew-infected items. "Taking the time to clean thoroughly is the most important step a homeowner can take to prevent illnesses from mold," said Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Womack.
June 16, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- In every disaster, some survivors don't get the help they need and deserve because they didn't take advantage of federal and state assistance programs designed to help them. In some cases, they didn't register with FEMA; in others they didn't complete necessary paperwork. FEMA wants to change that.

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