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

May 27, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Disaster Recovery Centers in Mathiston and Winona will close at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, but tornado and storm survivors can continue to get help. Individuals can visit other centers in Mississippi or call FEMA's Helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362). To find the closest open center, log on to www.fema.gov/drclocator. The two centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. until the Saturday evening closure. Their locations are:
May 26, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. –Mississippi government agencies and certain nonprofit organizations damaged by the April storms and tornados have just a few days remaining to file their official requests for federal assistance. Applicants must file their requests within 30 days of a presidential disaster declaration. President Obama issued a major disaster declaration on April 29 for counties affected by the April severe storms, flooding and tornadoes, so applicants in those counties have until May 29 to file their requests.
May 26, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- The deadline for residents to register for federal disaster assistance for survivors of the April 15-28 tornadoes and storms is Tuesday, June 28, 2011. “We want all Mississippi residents and business owners affected by the disaster to call or go online to register before the deadlines pass,” said Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Womack. After a federal disaster is declared in an area, many forms of assistance become available to help individuals and business owners recover and rebuild.
May 26, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Mississippians in the 40 counties declared as major disaster areas either for the spring tornadoes or Mississippi River flooding may be eligible for various forms of federal tax relief that could ease the distress of some disaster-related losses.
May 25, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- The National Flood Insurance Program is a real asset for Americans living near the mighty Mississippi River as it crests to a record-level.   Since the devastating floods of 1927 and 1937, Congress has poured billions of dollars into a system of levees and spillways, and subsidized flood insurance programs to help protect thousands of residents and businesses along the Mississippi.
May 24, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Did you know that you could lose the roof of your house in a tornado if your garage doors were the wrong kind? 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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