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 7, 2011
News Release
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 $17,798,439.While many recovery efforts along the Mississippi River were slowed by the heavy flooding, state and federal disaster officials are responding as receding water allows access to flood-damaged areas.
July 7, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Disaster Recovery Centers in Bolivar, Tunica, Warren and Wilkinson Counties are closing, but help for survivors of Mississippi's May flooding still is available. The centers closing are located at: 114 South Street, Clevelandclosing 7 p.m., July 12 1495 U.S. Hwy 61 South, Woodvilleclosing 7 p.m., July 13 9140 Dundee Rd., Dundeeclosing 7 p.m., July 14 2127 Washington St., Vicksburgclosing 7 p.m., July 14
July 6, 2011
News Release
Clinton, Miss. -- One fourth of all businesses that close because of a disaster never reopen, according to the Institute for Business and Home Safety. But businesses that have a disaster preparedness plan -- and implement it -- typically have less damage, loss and downtime than those that do not.
July 5, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- There are just six days left for Mississippi flood disaster survivors to register for disaster assistance. The last day for registration is July 11, 2011. Eligible homeowners, renters and businesses who suffered losses in the flooding between May 3 and June 17 and who live in the 14 designated counties may be eligible for housing assistance grants that include funds to rent a place to live while rebuilding; to make minor home repairs to make a home safe, sanitary and functional; and replace essential household items not covered by insurance.
July 5, 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:
June 30, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Mississippi this year has experienced the two extremes of disaster warning:Tornadoes touched down with little or no warning while Mississippi River flooding came with a lot of warning. Now is the time to get ready for the next weather threat. Already there is plenty of warning that an above average chance of tropical storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes is forecast by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association's Climate Prediction Center.

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