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

September 8, 2012
News Release
CLINTON, Miss.—Disaster survivors in 13 additional Mississippi counties affected by Hurricane Isaac can now register online or by phone for federal disaster assistance. Survivors who had losses in Adams, Amite, Clarke, Forrest, George, Hinds, Lincoln, Marion, Pike, Stone, Walthall, Warren and Wilkinson counties are now eligible to register. Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Pearl River counties also are designated.
September 7, 2012
News Release
ATLANTA---Knowing where to get assistance after a disaster can make the process go faster. Help is available from a wide range of sources.Contact your insurance company. Insurance can be an important source of assistance for people and businesses.Register with FEMA. FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program may provide help in the form of temporary housing and financial assistance if you suffered eligible losses or damages to your home, rental home or personal property. 
September 5, 2012
News Release
ATLANTA – Use caution when returning to flood-damaged homes or businesses. Structural damage can make a building unsafe; electricity and gas can pose a threat, and snakes, insects and other animals take up residence when flood water recedes.The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency recommend a careful and organized approach when returning.Some suggestions are:
September 4, 2012
News Release
ATLANTA—Hurricane Isaac survivors in Mississippi who had property losses in Hancock, Harrison, Jackson or Pearl River counties should register for federal disaster assistance even if  they have insurance.Insured survivors should register as soon as they can with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for several reasons.
September 4, 2012
News Release
ATLANTA – Disaster recovery centers are open today in Gulfport, Pascagoula, Picayune, Poplarville and Waveland to help those with storm losses caused by Hurricane Isaac.Center hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day until further notice.The center locations are:
September 4, 2012
News Release
ATLANTA – A disaster recovery center is open in Jackson County to help those with storm losses caused by Hurricane Isaac.Center hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day until further notice.The center is located behind the Jackson County Fairgrounds at:4761 Vega St.Pascagoula, MS 39567Representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be at the centers to explain assistance programs and help survivors apply fordisaster aid.

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