Mississippi Flooding (DR-1983)
Incident period: May 3, 2011 to June 17, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 11, 2011
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
July 19, 2011
CLINTON, Miss. -- As Mississippians repair or rebuild their flood-damaged property, state and federal recovery officials have an important message: be sure you have a building permit. Property owners should visit their city or county permitting office before they pick up a saw or swing a hammer. Many local governments require construction permits before people undertake any rebuilding or significant repair project.
July 18, 2011
CLINTON, Miss. -- Smithville residents can help decide the future of their town at a community open house from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at the Monroe County Government Complex, 1619 Hwy. 25 N., Amory. "This is a unique opportunity to shape Smithville for your family now and in the future," said Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Womack.
July 18, 2011
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:
July 15, 2011
CLINTON, Miss. -- Mississippi homes and businesses were not the only casualties of the great flood of 2011. Government entities face a massive -- and expensive -- workload. They were the first to respond to the rising waters. They must address the tons of debris that the flooding generated. They also must repair and rebuild damaged public property.
July 14, 2011
CLINTON, Miss. -- Federal and state 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 $19,037,109. Here is a summary through Wednesday, July 13, of all state and federal assistance to individuals in counties affected by the flooding between May 3 and June 17:
July 13, 2011
CLINTON, Miss. -- The losses following Mississippi's April's storms and tornadoes or May's flooding may be magnified for the elderly. Seniors previously living on their own may find they have to depend on others for food, shelter and the necessities of daily living. Those used to assisted living may face upheaval in their normal routines or a change in their usual caregivers. Add to that the stress of the disaster itself, and the elderly may be facing very difficult times.