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 16, 2011
CLINTON, Miss. -- The Disaster Recovery Center in Claiborne County will close at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, but survivors of the Mississippi River flooding still can get help. Those who already have registered with FEMA can visit another center in Mississippi or call FEMA's Helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362). The center closing in Claiborne County is at the William Ross Administration Bldg., 504 Market St., Port Gibson.
June 15, 2011
CLINTON, Miss. -- If you have insurance and you suffered damage from April's storms and tornadoes or May's flooding, can you still register with FEMA? Absolutely! While neither FEMA nor the U. S. Small Business Administration will duplicate insurance benefits, you may be eligible for help with losses not covered or damage in excess of your coverage. The only requirements are that you must reside in one of the counties included in the declaration and register before the deadline.
June 14, 2011
CLINTON, Miss. -- If information is power, why not give dad a powerful tool for Father’s Day that could really save lives: a weather radio? A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather Radio can help monitor dangerous storms. The weather radio transmits alerts of severe weather and dangerous conditions before they arrive.
June 13, 2011
CLINTON, Miss. -- Take extra precautions when returning to flood-damaged homes, apartments or businesses, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and federal disaster officials urged today. “The dangers are not over when the water recedes,” said MEMA Director Mike Womack. “Flood hazards such as exposed wires, contaminated floodwater or a weakened foundation are not always obvious but can be life-threatening. We urge people to be very careful.”
June 11, 2011
CLINTON, Miss. -- When the upheaval of recent disasters creates legal issues for a survivor, the Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division can provide free legal assistance. Anyone affected by the recent Mississippi disasters who doesn’t have the means to hire an attorney is eligible - if the legal issue is directly related to the disaster. Call the Disaster Legal Services Hotline, 877-691-6185 for help. The hotline is staffed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Messages can be left on the hotline voice mail at any time.
June 11, 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: