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

March 5, 2013
News Release
PURVIS, Miss. – Anyone seeking disaster assistance who does not return their U.S. Small Business Administration loan application could be throwing money away. Officials from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency urge disaster assistance applicants – renters, homeowners and business owners – to understand the application is a critical step in determining eligibility for all forms of assistance.
February 20, 2013
News Release
PEARL, Miss. – A new Disaster Recovery Center is open in Petal, giving disaster survivors in Forrest, Lamar, Marion and Wayne counties a third location for meeting face-to-face with recovery specialists. The center is located at: Petal Civic Center (Forrest County) 714 South Main St. Petal, MS 39465 Disaster survivors can also visit Disaster Recovery Centers in two other locations: Ben McNair Recreation Center (Forrest County)300 North 12th Ave.Hattiesburg, MS 39401 Lamar Park (Lamar County)
February 20, 2013
News Release
PEARL, Miss. – Disaster survivors in Forrest, Lamar, Marion and Wayne counties can now meet face-to-face with recovery specialists at two Disaster Recovery Centers opening today, Feb. 16, in Hattiesburg. The centers are staffed with recovery professionals from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration who can provide information and answer questions about disaster-related assistance.
February 20, 2013
News Release
ATLANTA – Two additional counties have been designated for disaster assistance to households and businesses as part of Mississippi's federal disaster declaration, according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  The latest counties are Marion and Wayne. Counties previously designated are Forrest and Lamar.
February 20, 2013
News Release
ATLANTA – Teams of federal and state disaster recovery professionals are reaching out to disaster survivors in Forrest and Lamar counties to make sure they know what help is available and how to get it. FEMA and MEMA’s Community Relations teams go door-to-door in hard-hit areas and visit churches, schools, and other community gathering places. CR teams are easily identified by FEMA photo ID badges and their blue FEMA shirts.
February 20, 2013
News Release
PEARL, MS —Disaster survivors in Forrest and Lamar counties affected by Feb. 10 storms and tornadoes should apply now for federal assistance. Registration is simple and can be completed several ways:

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