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November 15, 2012
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency/FEMA Joint Field Office and Operations Center will transfer to the Mississippi Recovery Office location in Biloxi on Nov. 21, and operate as a processing center.The Clinton joint field office served as a hub for disaster operations following the landfall of Hurricane Isaac in Mississippi Aug. 28. The Biloxi recovery office was established in 2005 following Hurricane Katrina.
November 7, 2012
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. – Hurricane Isaac survivors who received money from FEMA must keep the receipts or bills for which the money was used for three years. FEMA assistance must be used for eligible disaster expenses only, as identified in the approval letter from the agency. You must save documentation that demonstrates how the funds were used in meeting your disaster-related needs. Examples include:
November 5, 2012
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. – In the more than two months since Hurricane Isaac struck Mississippi, $28 million in state and federal aid has been approved to help those affected.                                                                             MEMA and FEMA provide the following snapshot of the disaster recovery effort as of Nov. 5:
November 1, 2012
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. – State and federal officials will continue to assist with Mississippi’s Hurricane Isaac recovery long after registration closed in October. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and FEMA are assisting with the repair and rebuilding of public infrastructure damaged in Hurricane Isaac. FEMA provides 75 percent of the cost to repair or rebuild eligible infrastructure while the state and applicant provide the remaining 25 percent. FEMA has provided nearly $4.3 million to the state since the storm for infrastructure projects.
October 31, 2012
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. – For Mississippians who were affected by Hurricane Isaac today is the last day to register for federal disaster assistance and to apply for physical damage loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Some 26,000 Mississippians have already registered with FEMA, but those who have not must do so by midnight Wednesday, Oct. 31. There are two ways to complete the registration process:
October 29, 2012
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. – In nearly eight weeks since Hurricane Isaac struck Mississippi, $23 million in state and federal aid has been approved to help those affected.                                                                                            MEMA and FEMA provide the following snapshot of the disaster recovery effort as of Oct. 29:
October 29, 2012
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. – Mississippians who had damage during Hurricane Isaac have just two more days to register for FEMA assistance. The deadline to register with FEMA and to apply for a loan for physical damage through the U.S. Small Business Administration isWednesday, Oct. 31. To register, call 800-621-3362 or go online to DisasterAssistance.gov. After registering, you can:
October 26, 2012
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. – Hurricane Isaac survivors who registered with FEMA in Mississippi and indicated they had insurance coverage should send in their settlement information for review. The insurance settlement documents allow FEMA to determine if survivors have uninsured or underinsured losses that may be eligible for federal assistance. Decisions on FEMA assistance are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. To submit insurance documentation, here’s what applicants can do:
October 25, 2012
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. – People who lost work due to Hurricane Isaac may be eligible for disaster unemployment benefits, but the deadline is approaching. Those who work in Copiah, Franklin, Jefferson, Jones and Lamar counties can apply for these benefits through Nov. 2.  Don’t miss out because time runs out. Those who may be eligible include:
October 25, 2012
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. – Mississippians who suffered loss from Hurricane Isaac have one week to apply for federal disaster assistance. The deadline to register for assistance is Wednesday, Oct. 31. That date is also the cutoff for applying with the U.S. Small Business Administration for loans to repair physical damage. To register, call800-621-3362 or go online at DisasterAssistance.gov.

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