Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-4175)

Incident period: April 28, 2014 to May 3, 2014
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 30, 2014

House Being RebuiltSaltillo, Miss., June 12, 2014 - The recovery process has started in affected areas of Saltillo. Survivor Jerry Rodgers' house is being rebuilt after being damaged by the tornado. FEMA/Yuisa Rios

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 6, 2014
News Release
JACKSON, Miss. – Residents in the West Point area can learn how to build or rebuild to reduce the likelihood of damage the next time severe storms, tornadoes or floods hit. Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists know how and they are sharing their knowledge.FEMA mitigation specialists will be at Phillip’s Hardware in West Point Monday and Tuesday to discuss specific methods with anyone who stops by. They will have free booklets and pamphlets with additional details.
June 5, 2014
News Release
JACKSON, Miss. – Anyone who had a car damaged or destroyed by the April 28 through May 3 storms in any of the 12 Mississippi counties designated for FEMA Individual Assistance may be eligible for federal help. The deadline to register for FEMA assistance is Monday, June 30, 2014.Those who may be eligible include not just residents of the designated counties, but also those who were working or visiting those areas and had disaster-related damage to their vehicle during the tornadoes.
June 4, 2014
News Release
JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi tornado survivors who fail to return completed Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loan applications may be saying no to federal assistance.              Sometimes survivors think SBA disaster loans are only for businesses. Some may be counting on a future insurance settlement to cover all the costs of rebuilding. Often they don’t want a disaster loan or fear they cannot afford one. Or maybe they simply need assistance completing the SBA disaster loan application.
June 3, 2014
News Release
JACKSON, Miss. – Disaster survivors have until 6 p.m. Friday, June 6, to visit the disaster recovery center in Columbus. The center remains open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily until 6 p.m. Friday. The centers located in Louisville and Tupelo will remain open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday until further notice.
June 3, 2014
News Release
JACKSON, Miss. – As Mississippi disaster survivors receive FEMA checks or direct deposits to help them recover from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding of April 28 through May 3, it is important to understand that there are limits on how the money can be spent.Use of the money for other than eligible expenses could result in having to return funds back to FEMA.
June 3, 2014
News Release
JACKSON, Miss. – Residents in the Columbus area can learn how to build or rebuild to reduce the likelihood of damage the next time severe storms, tornadoes or floods hit. Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists know how and they are sharing their knowledge.FEMA mitigation specialists will be at Lowe’s in Columbus for three days this week to discuss specific methods with anyone who stops by. They will have free booklets and pamphlets with additional details.

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