Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-4101)

Incident period: February 10, 2013 to February 22, 2013
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 13, 2013

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

April 3, 2013
News Release
PURVIS, Miss. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency are reminding those affected by the February tornadoes and flooding that they have only a short time left to register for assistance.The deadline for registering is April 15 for residents of Forrest, Greene, Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Marion, Perry and Wayne counties.Assistance is available for homeowners, renters and businesses who suffered loss or damage as a result of the disaster.
March 18, 2013
News Release
PURVIS, Miss. – State and federal recovery officials are urging Mississippians to obtain any necessary building permits before starting new construction or repairs to property damaged by the recent tornadoes and flooding. “Getting building permits is necessary for those with homes or businesses damaged by the storms,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Terry Quarles. “Residents need to know that permits are based on local ordinances enforced by their communities.”
March 14, 2013
News Release
PURVIS, Miss. – The Disaster Recovery Center in Lamar Park at 226 Pinewood Dr. will close Friday, March 15, at 6 p.m., according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  One other DRC in Mississippi will remain open at the Ben McNair Recreation Center, 300 North 12th Avenue in Hattiesburg. People who are unable to visit the Lamar Park facility before it closes can talk to disaster specialists at the Ben McNair center from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday until further notice.
March 7, 2013
News Release
PURVIS, Miss. – Those affected by the recent Mississippi tornados, storms and flooding can use the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Helpline for more than registering for assistance. It’s a valuable tool in the recovery process. By calling 800-621-3362, applicants also can:
March 7, 2013
News Release
PURVIS, Miss. – The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency work together in assisting disaster survivors. Registering for federal assistance and completing the SBA application are two steps toward one goal: to help those rebuilding their lives after a disaster. FEMA grants may cover essential needs including personal items such as clothing and vehicles. These grants do not make disaster survivors whole again.
March 6, 2013
News Release
PURVIS, Miss. – Survivors of last month’s tornadoes, storms and flooding should know U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan applications are not just for businesses; they are also for renters and homeowners. Most disaster loans go to individuals and families and represent a major source of federal funding for disaster home repair and reconstruction.

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