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Date of Notice: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Billing Code 9111-23-P

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-1983-DR]

Docket ID FEMA-2001-0001

Mississippi; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

AGENCY: ?Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: ?Notice.

SUMMARY: ?This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Mississippi (FEMA-1983-DR), dated May 11, 2011, and related determinations.

EFFECTIVE DATE: ?May 11, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ?Peggy Miller, Recovery Directorate, Federal Emergency Manage?ment Agency, 500 C Street, SW, Washington, DC? 20472, (202) 646-3886.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:? Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated May 11, 2011, the President declared a major disaster under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C.? 5121 et seq. (the ?Stafford Act?), as follows:

I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of Mississippi resulting from flooding beginning on May 3, 2011, and continuing, is of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant a major disaster declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. (the ?Stafford Act?). Therefore, I declare that such a major disaster exists in the State of Mississippi.

In order to provide Federal assistance, you are hereby authorized to allocate from funds available for these purposes such amounts as you find necessary for Federal disaster assistance and administrative expenses.

You are authorized to provide Individual Assistance in the designated areas and Hazard Mitigation throughout the State, and any other forms of assistance under the Stafford Act that you deem appropriate subject to completion of Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDAs), unless you determine that the incident is of such unusual severity and magnitude that PDAs are not required to determine the need for supplemental Federal assistance pursuant to 44 C.F.R. ?206.33(d).?

Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance is supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Hazard Mitigation and Other Needs Assistance will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs.?

Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration to the extent allowable under the Stafford Act.

The time period prescribed for the implementation of section 310(a), Priority to Certain Applications for Public Facility and Public Housing Assistance, 42 U.S.C. 5153, shall be for a period not to exceed six months after the date of this declaration.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Administrator, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, Terry L. Quarles, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this declared disaster.

The following areas of the State of Mississippi have been designated as adversely affected by this declared major disaster:

Adams, Bolivar, Claiborne, Coahoma, DeSoto, Humphreys, Issaquena, Jefferson, Sharkey, Tunica, Warren, Washington, Wilkinson, and Yazoo Counties for Individual Assistance.

All counties within the State of Mississippi are eligible to apply for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

(The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Ass...

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07/17/2012 - 00:08