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 26, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Mississippians in the 40 counties declared as major disaster areas either for the spring tornadoes or Mississippi River flooding may be eligible for various forms of federal tax relief that could ease the distress of some disaster-related losses.
May 26, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. –Mississippi government agencies and certain nonprofit organizations damaged by the April storms and tornados have just a few days remaining to file their official requests for federal assistance. Applicants must file their requests within 30 days of a presidential disaster declaration. President Obama issued a major disaster declaration on April 29 for counties affected by the April severe storms, flooding and tornadoes, so applicants in those counties have until May 29 to file their requests.
May 25, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. – State and federal Disaster Recovery Centers opened Tuesday in Claiborne and Warren Counties.  The centers are open to help people whose homes or businesses were affected by river flooding since May 11 near the Mississippi River and its tributaries.   The Claiborne County center is at the William Ross Administrative Bldg., 504 Market St., in Port Gibson.  The Warren County center is at Previous All Pro Auto Sales, 2127 Washington St., in Vicksburg.
May 25, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Everyone receives a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after applying for disaster assistance. It explains where you are in the process and what to do next or how grant money should be spent.
May 25, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Federal inspectors have evaluated flood damage at more than 1,400 homes and businesses in counties near the Mississippi River. Many structures, however, are still surrounded by water and are not safe to approach.
May 25, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- The National Flood Insurance Program is a real asset for Americans living near the mighty Mississippi River as it crests to a record-level.   Since the devastating floods of 1927 and 1937, Congress has poured billions of dollars into a system of levees and spillways, and subsidized flood insurance programs to help protect thousands of residents and businesses along the Mississippi.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Mississippi, FEMA-1971-DR (PDF 18KB)
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