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

May 24, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- In less than two weeks, $538,868 in federal funds have been distributed to some of the 2,700 survivors who have applied to FEMA for help following severe flooding in the 14 counties along the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Those areas were declared a major disaster by the president on May 11. The counties are Adams, Bolivar, Claiborne, Coahoma, DeSoto, Humphreys, Issaquena, Jefferson, Sharkey, Tunica, Warren, Washington, Wilkinson and Yazoo.
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 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. -- 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 20, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -– In just 12 days more than $6.2 million in federal assistance has been approved for people in 40 Mississippi counties that were declared as two major disaster areas by the president following devastating tornadoes and historic Mississippi River flooding. While many recovery efforts along the severely flooded Mississippi River are held back by the heavy flooding, state and federal disaster officials are primed and ready to speed work as soon as the water recedes. 
May 19, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- A reminder for the 244,000 people in a five-county area of Western Mississippi: five state and federal Disaster Recovery Centers have been strategically located in counties near the Mississippi River to help people whose homes or businesses were affected by recent flooding. Survivors can visit any of the Disaster Recovery Centers in Mississippi.  A locator for the centers can be found at www.fema.gov/drclocator

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