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 16, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- State and federal disaster assistance payments are bringing needed financial help to homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered damages in the severe tornadoes, storms and flooding. Those payments, however, come with some words of advice from disaster officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency: Be cautious, use the funds wisely -- and only for their intended purpose. To date, more than $5 million in federal recovery assistance has been approved for Mississippi residents.
May 16, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Keep your disaster recovery on track by calling the Federal Emergency Management Agency Helpline at 800-621-FEMA. If you are registered with FEMA and have disaster-related questions, you can call the helpline for answers and to update your information. Those not registered with FEMA can use the helpline to register. Here's what applicants can do by phone:
May 14, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- State and federal Disaster Recovery Centers opened Saturday in Southhaven in DeSoto County and in Winona in Montgomery County, bringing the total number of centers to 15.  The centers are open to help people whose homes or businesses were affected by recent river flooding, storms and tornadoes.   The Southhaven center is located at the DeSoto Tourists & Visitors Center, 4716 Pepper Chase Dr.  The Winona center is in the Montgomery County Court House, 614 Summit Rd.
May 14, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- One day after the president's May 11 major disaster declaration, community relations teams fanned out across 14 western Mississippi counties to tell people about available disaster assistance programs to help them recover from the devastating spring flooding. The counties are: Adams, Bolivar, Claiborne, Coahoma, DeSoto, Humphreys, Issaquena, Jefferson, Sharkey, Tunica, Warren, Washington, Wilkinson, and Yazoo counties? Three of the counties, Coahoma, DeSoto and Tunica, had already been declared disaster areas for spring storms and tornadoes.
May 12, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials urge residents of the Mississippi counties newly authorized to receive federal disaster aid to register for assistance as soon as possible.
May 11, 2011
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Mississippi. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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