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June 10, 2011
News Release
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 10, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Federal assistance approved for people in 14 Mississippi counties that were declared a major disaster area by the president following the historic flooding of the Mississippi River and its tributaries has reached $4,732,321. While many recovery efforts along the Mississippi River are held back by the heavy flooding, state and federal disaster officials are responding as receding water allows access to flood-damaged areas.
June 9, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss -- Homeowners rebuilding after the spring storms and floods, or those planning for future emergencies, can receive valuable information from a Community Education and Outreach specialist with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. That specialist will be available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, June 13, through Saturday, June 25, at McCoy's Hardware Store in Vicksburg.
June 9, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- The public face of FEMA is a federal agency that can respond after a disaster to help state and local governments and individuals recover from the damage that occurred. But sometimes FEMA can play a role in state and local government preparations before a disaster strikes. That was the case this spring when the Mississippi counties, along their namesake river, were faced with impending flooding. A full contingent of FEMA personnel already was in Mississippi responding to the tornado and storm disaster declared by President Obama on April 29.
June 8, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Ninety percent of all natural disasters in the United States involve some degree of flooding. The risk of losing everything is greater from flooding than from fire. Flood insurance helps protect Mississippians. But some people don't buy flood insurance because of common misconceptions regarding the program.
June 8, 2011
News Release
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
News Release
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 7, 2011
News Release
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 6, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. – Many Mississippians are just getting access to their property since the devastating May floods. Now is the time to call the FEMA inspector. Disaster assistance for flooding survivors remains on hold until the flooded property is inspected. That is why it is so important to contact the FEMA inspector as soon as the property is accessible. Accessible means that someone must be able to drive to the property and safely enter the home.
June 6, 2011
News Release
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:

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