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
June 29, 2011
CLINTON, Miss. -- All of FEMA's Disaster Recovery Centers in Mississippi will be closed on Monday, the Fourth of July. They will reopen for assistance from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Monroe County center will be open only through July 7. It is in the Government Complex Building, 1619 Highland Drive, Amory. The remaining DRCs will be open weekdays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bolivar County: Bolivar County Employment Opportunities Center, 114 South Street, Cleveland. Tunica County: Dundee Community Center, 9140 Dundee Road, Dundee.
June 23, 2011
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 has reached $12,696,566. 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.
June 23, 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:
June 22, 2011
Clinton, Miss. -- With the tornadoes and flooding of April and May still fresh in peoples’ minds, now is a good time for you and your family to prepare for the next disaster, whatever that may be. If you have children, include them in the planning process. Experience has shown that when children are involved in the planning process, it calms their fears.
June 21, 2011
CLINTON, Miss. -- FEMA will have a mitigation specialist on hand Saturday in Jackson at the Mississippi Farmer's Market to provide information about the best ways to recover from the recent tornadoes and flooding and reduce the risk of damage from future disasters. A FEMA specialist will be at the Mississippi Farmers Market, adjacent to the Fairgrounds at 929 High Street from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information on coping with mold and mildew may be of particular interest to persons whose property has recently flooded.
June 16, 2011
CLINTON, Miss. -- As Mississippians return to their water-damaged homes, they come face to face with a new threat -- mold. Mold can cause serious, long-term health problems. Recovery specialists urge disaster survivors to protect themselves by treating or discarding mold- and mildew-infected items. "Taking the time to clean thoroughly is the most important step a homeowner can take to prevent illnesses from mold," said Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Womack.