Mississippi Hurricane Isaac (DR-4081)

Incident period: August 26, 2012 to September 11, 2012
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 29, 2012

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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.
October 25, 2012
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. – Those who received a determination letter from FEMA should take note of the date the letter was written. Appeals to FEMA or submission of missing documents must be made within 60 days of that date. Survivors can ask for another review to appeal the amount or type of help or any decision made about federal disaster assistance. Many issues can be resolved to allow applicants to receive disaster assistance. The appeal must be in writing and explain why you disagree with a decision. Attach any new or additional documents supporting the appeal. 
October 23, 2012
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. – Slow-moving Hurricane Isaac sat on the Mississippi coast for two days dumping rain, totaling up to 20 inches in places, and battering coastal areas with a 10-foot storm surge. Rivers reached near-historic flood levels. Flooding damaged or destroyed nearly 3,000 homes, according to state officials.

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