News Releases - 2001

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December 31, 2001
New York, NY -- The director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the extension of the deadline to apply for federal and state disaster assistance today. The new deadline of...
New York
December 31, 2001
Jackson, MS -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved a Crisis Counseling Immediate Services grant application by the State of Mississippi to pay for 60 days of free counseling...
Mississippi
December 31, 2001
Jackson, MS -- The process of applying for federal disaster assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, restoration and replacement of public facilities damaged as a...
Mississippi
December 28, 2001
Jackson, MS -- Renters, homeowners and business owners who sustained losses as a result of the recent tornadoes, flooding and severe storms may find help through a variety of state and federal...
Mississippi
December 28, 2001
Washington, DC - Under the new leadership of FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh, the Federal Insurance Administration and the Mitigation Directorate merged to form the Federal Insurance and Mitigation...
December 27, 2001
Jackson, MS -- Residents located in the 15 disaster declared Mississippi counties who are unemployed because of the recent tornadoes, flooding and severe storms are now eligible to apply for disaster...
Mississippi
December 21, 2001
Jackson, MS -- Federal and state disaster assistance to the 15 disaster-stricken Mississippi counties reached $714,576, today. More than 778 applications have been received from individuals, families...
Mississippi
December 20, 2001
New York, NY -- The hours of operation for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) toll-free disaster registration and Helpline numbers have changed. Effective Dec. 17, both lines are open 8...
New York
December 20, 2001
Jackson, MS -- Disaster assistance for Grenada, Lafayette, Leake, Scott and Tunica County has been made available to help homeowners, renters and businesses recover from the effects of the recent...
Mississippi
December 20, 2001
Jackson, MS -- Disaster assistance for Benton, Bolivar, Coahoma, Humphreys, Leake, Marshall, Panola, Prentiss, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tippah, Tunica and Washington has been expanded to...
Mississippi
December 19, 2001
Jackson, MS -- A toll-free Disaster Information Helpline, 1-800-621-3362 (1-800-462-7585 for the hearing impaired), has been established for those who were affected by the recent tornadoes, flooding...
Mississippi
December 18, 2001
Jackson, MS -- Most federal and state disaster assistance programs are designed to meet emergency needs in the form of disaster grants for immediate housing requirements and emergency repairs. These...
Mississippi
December 18, 2001
New York, NY -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director Joe M. Allbaugh announced today that the agency has approved two additional grants totaling $64.3 million to help the city of New...
New York
December 17, 2001
Atlanta, GA -- Eight buildings on the campus of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro will receive reinforced window covers that are designed to withstand winds of up to 120 mph. The $140,394...
Region IV
December 17, 2001
Atlanta, GA -- Jasper County's 911 Center/Emergency Operations Building soon will see its communications tower replaced by one capable of withstanding winds of 120 mph. The maximum wind-load on the...
Region IV
December 17, 2001
New York, NY -- The deadline to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for those affected by the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attack has been extended an additional 30 days, until Jan. 16....
New York
December 17, 2001
Washington, DC, December 17, 2001 -- FEMA Director Joe Allbaugh swears in R. David Paulison as the new U.S. Fire Administrator, while Paulison's wife, Kathy, looks on...
December 17, 2001
Atlanta, GA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved grants to enhance the ability of four Savannah governmental structures to withstand assaults from hurricane-force winds....
Region IV
December 17, 2001
Oklahoma City, OK -- Residents and business owners in Caddo, Kiowa and Washita Counties who sustained damage from the severe storms and tornadoes on October 9 and 10, 2001, have only until December...
Oklahoma
December 17, 2001
Atlanta, GA -- Probation Detention Centers in Appling, Bacon, Long and Turner Counties and five Georgia Department of Corrections structures in Decatur County soon will undergo installation of impact...
Region IV

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