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 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:
May 24, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss -- Disaster Recovery Centers in Chickasaw, DeSoto and Tishomingo Counties will close at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25th, but flood, tornado and storm survivors can continue to register for assistance at other centers in Mississippi or on FEMA's toll-free line at 800-621-FEMA (3362). A locator for the centers can be found at www.fema.gov/drclocator. The centers will be operating from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. until the Wednesday evening closure. Their locations are as follows:
May 23, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Mississippians who live or work in 40 counties and became unemployed because of the floods, storms or tornadoes may qualify for disaster unemployment assistance. And now, the time for seeking this help is expanded to 8 a.m. ? 8 p.m. seven days a week. This program helps people who don't qualify for regular Unemployment Insurance, such as the self-employed, farmers and seasonal workers.
May 23, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Disaster survivors applying for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency have several ways to track their progress and get questions answered. The disaster assistance process uses step-by-step methods intended to simplify registering and speed aid to those in need. FEMA experts work one-on-one with survivors so that important information flows back and forth in person, by phone, over the Internet, and through U.S mail.
May 23, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- One of the most important messages that state and federal officials would like to share with homeowners, renters and business owners in the Mississippi counties that are recovering from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding of April and the flooding of the Mississippi River and its tributaries in May, it is fill out and return your U.S. Small Business Administration application - Don't Throw It Away!
May 22, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Everyone receives a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after applying for disaster assistance. It explains where you are in the process and what to do next or how grant money should be spent.

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