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

May 15, 2014
News Release
JACKSON, Miss. – The Canton Disaster Recovery Center in Madison County will be open until 8 p.m. Friday, May 16, to assist Mississippi residents affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from April 28 to May 3.The center will be open at 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Friday at:Madison County Road Department3137 S. Liberty St.Canton, MS 39046After Friday, disaster survivors can still get help by calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362
May 15, 2014
News Release
JACKSON, Miss. – Beginning Saturday, May 17, hours of operation of the eight Disaster Recovery Centers open in Mississippi will change. Survivors may visit any center for assistance. The new schedules are: Itawamba County:265 Tishtontee Dr., Mantachie, Miss.8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. Jones County:1425 Ellisville Blvd., Laurel, Miss.8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily (unchanged). Lee County:
May 14, 2014
News Release
JACKSON, MS – Mississippians whose homes were damaged in the recent storms and tornadoes may encounter people attempting to cheat them by posing as inspectors, government officials or contractors. These persons may try to obtain personal information or collect payment for disaster assistance or repairs.Please keep in mind that FEMA employees DO NOT solicit or accept money from disaster survivors. Many legitimate disaster assistance employees may visit your property such as insurance agents, FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance teams and inspectors.
May 14, 2014
News Release
JACKSON, MS. — If disaster survivors in Mississippi apply for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and are referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration, it’s important for them to submit a loan application to assure that the federal disaster recovery process continues and they keep their options open.FEMA and SBA encourage homeowners, renters and businesses to apply for low-interest disaster loans to help fund their losses:
May 14, 2014
News Release
JACKSON, MS – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended federal disaster aid in nine Mississippi counties to help the state, local and tribal governments and certain private nonprofits cover disaster-related expenses and the repair or rebuilding of critical infrastructure.
May 14, 2014
News Release
RIDGELAND, Miss. – A disaster recovery center is now open in Jones County to assist Mississippi residents affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from April 28 to May 3.The disaster recovery center will be open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until further notice and is located at:The Jones County 361 Saferoom1425 Ellisville Blvd.Laurel, MS 39440

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