Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding (DR-1972)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
June 10, 2011
CLINTON, Miss. -- Thousands of volunteers who started working at the beginning of the April storms are still active today, helping hard-hit individuals and families continue to put their lives back in order throughout Mississippi.
June 8, 2011
CLINTON, Miss. -- After registering with FEMA, disaster survivors receive a letter from FEMA concerning the status of their application. The letter is a starting point - not the final word - about whether or not the applicant will receive disaster assistance. Applicants should read the letter carefully. Even if the letter says that you are ineligible, it does not necessarily mean "case closed." The letter also explains how to appeal or what information is needed.
June 7, 2011
CLINTON, Miss. -- Contractors are critical to the recovery of Mississippi residents from this spring's tornadoes, storms and flooding, but before hiring one homeowners should make sure a contractor is licensed. The Mississippi State Board of Contractors requires that residential building contractors, roofers and remodelers hold a license to do business in the state. That applies whether the contractor is local or based out of state.
June 7, 2011
CLINTON, Miss. -- In Mississippi according to the USDA, it is estimated that 300,000 acres of farmland, have been impacted by flooding this spring. Federal and state agencies have been working for weeks with local officials, as well as individuals, businesses, farmers and ranchers, as they begin the process of helping to get the rural Mississippi people back on their feet following two disasters this spring.Those twin disasters were the storms, tornadoes and flooding in April followed by flooding of the Mississippi River and its tributaries in May.
June 6, 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 4, 2011
CLINTON, Miss. -- Mississippi disaster aid recipients don't have to worry that their federal grants might cause them to lose Social Security or disability benefits, pay additional taxes, or reduce any other income-based programs said officials with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Here are answers to the two most common questions about FEMA grants and other benefit programs:
Incident period: April 15, 2011 to April 28, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 29, 2011