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June 4, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Mississippi disaster aid recipients don't have to worry that their federal grants might cause them to lose Social Security or disability benefits, pay additional taxes, or reduce any other income-based programs said officials with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Here are answers to the two most common questions about FEMA grants and other benefit programs:
June 4, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss.. -- State and federal help for the ongoing Mississippi River flooding is available -- but only if the survivors apply for assistance. It is now time to apply for help. "The historic Mississippi River flooding has brought considerable damage to Mississippians along the waterway and its tributaries," said Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Womack. "We are glad to have this chance to begin the assistance process."
June 3, 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 now totals $1,373,224 and is expected to grow rapidly as flood waters recede. While many recovery efforts along the Mississippi River are held back by the heavy flooding, state and federal disaster officials are primed and ready to speed work as water levels continue to go down.
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 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 27, 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 now totals $592,544, and is expected to grow rapidly as flood waters recede. While many recovery efforts along the Mississippi River are held back by the heavy flooding, state and federal disaster officials are primed and ready to speed work as soon as water levels go down.
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 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 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 25, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. – State and federal Disaster Recovery Centers opened Tuesday in Claiborne and Warren Counties.  The centers are open to help people whose homes or businesses were affected by river flooding since May 11 near the Mississippi River and its tributaries.   The Claiborne County center is at the William Ross Administrative Bldg., 504 Market St., in Port Gibson.  The Warren County center is at Previous All Pro Auto Sales, 2127 Washington St., in Vicksburg.

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