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 11, 2011
News Release
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
News Release
CLINTON, Miss –  The deadline for Mississippi flood disaster survivors to register for federal disaster assistance is July 11, 2011. Homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered losses in the flooding that began May 3 and live in the 14 declared counties may be eligible for housing assistance grants that include funds to rent a place to live while rebuilding; minor home repairs to make a home safe, sanitary and functional; and replace essential household items not  covered by insurance.
June 10, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Thousands of volunteers who started working at the beginning of the April storms are still active today, helping hard-hit individuals and families continue to put their lives back in order throughout Mississippi.
June 10, 2011
News Release
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 $4,732,321. While many recovery efforts along the Mississippi River are held back by the heavy flooding, state and federal disaster officials are responding as receding water allows access to flood-damaged areas.
June 9, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss -- Homeowners rebuilding after the spring storms and floods, or those planning for future emergencies, can receive valuable information from a Community Education and Outreach specialist with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. That specialist will be available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, June 13, through Saturday, June 25, at McCoy's Hardware Store in Vicksburg.
June 9, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- The public face of FEMA is a federal agency that can respond after a disaster to help state and local governments and individuals recover from the damage that occurred. But sometimes FEMA can play a role in state and local government preparations before a disaster strikes. That was the case this spring when the Mississippi counties, along their namesake river, were faced with impending flooding. A full contingent of FEMA personnel already was in Mississippi responding to the tornado and storm disaster declared by President Obama on April 29.

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