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 3, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Survivors of Mississippi's April storms and tornadoes can keep their disaster assistance applications on track by keeping their insurance companies on track. When a disaster survivor is covered by insurance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency puts their aid request on hold until their insurance company makes a determination about their case. A determination can mean a denial or a settlement. Either way, FEMA needs to know.
June 3, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss.─ Mississippians who are repairing or rebuilding after recent severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding are facing many choices – and opportunities – regarding how they put the pieces of their homes and lives back together. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are hoping that some of those choices will include proven techniques that can help reduce or prevent future storm damage. To minimize damage often caused by high winds, emergency management officials suggest the following:
June 2, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- To help entire communities recover from the twin disasters in Mississippi, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are working to make sure people with disabilities have equal access to disaster assistance programs.
May 31, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- The Disaster Recovery Center in Jackson will close at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, but tornado and storm survivors still can get help. Those who already have registered with FEMA can visit other centers in Mississippi or call FEMA's Helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362). Centers are staffed with emergency management experts from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies who can answer questions about disaster assistance programs.
May 28, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Many survivors of recent floods, tornadoes and storms have been forced to relocate and are now living in counties that were not included in the federal disaster declarations.? But they still need to register for assistance at one of Mississippi's Disaster Recovery Centers or on FEMA's Helpline.
May 28, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- As Mississippians prepare to observe the one-month anniversary of the historic tornadoes, severe storms and flooding that took place April 15-28, federal and state disaster officials said today that everything is being done to make sure assistance is reaching those who need it.

Pages

Main Content

 

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Mississippi, FEMA-1972-DR (PDF 21KB)
State/Tribal Government: 
Back to Top