Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding (DR-1972)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
June 16, 2011
Warning! Warning! -- Tornado and Storm Survivors Have Less Than Two Weeks to Register With FEMA for Help
CLINTON, Miss. -- The deadline for survivors of the series of tornadoes and storms of April 15 -- 28 to register for federal disaster assistance is Tuesday, June 28, 2011. The only way to have a chance to receive assistance if insurance coverage turns out not to be enough is to register with FEMA by the upcoming deadline.
June 15, 2011
CLINTON, Miss. -- If you have insurance and you suffered damage from April's storms and tornadoes or May's flooding, can you still register with FEMA? Absolutely! While neither FEMA nor the U. S. Small Business Administration will duplicate insurance benefits, you may be eligible for help with losses not covered or damage in excess of your coverage. The only requirements are that you must reside in one of the counties included in the declaration and register before the deadline.
June 14, 2011
CLINTON, Miss. -- If information is power, why not give dad a powerful tool for Father’s Day that could really save lives: a weather radio? A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather Radio can help monitor dangerous storms. The weather radio transmits alerts of severe weather and dangerous conditions before they arrive.
June 14, 2011
CLINTON, Miss. -- he deadline for Mississippi survivors of the April 15 - 28 tornadoes and storms to register for federal disaster assistance is Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Many forms of assistance may be available to help individuals and business owners recover and rebuild if they register. For example, the Individuals and Households Program provides funds directly to households affected by the disaster to assist with minor repairs and clean up, rental assistance for temporary housing, and other disaster-related needs.
June 11, 2011
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:
June 11, 2011
CLINTON, Miss. -- When the upheaval of recent disasters creates legal issues for a survivor, the Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division can provide free legal assistance. Anyone affected by the recent Mississippi disasters who doesn’t have the means to hire an attorney is eligible - if the legal issue is directly related to the disaster. Call the Disaster Legal Services Hotline, 877-691-6185 for help. The hotline is staffed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Messages can be left on the hotline voice mail at any time.
Incident period: April 15, 2011 to April 28, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 29, 2011