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Weekly Katrina Response Update for Mississippi

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December 30, 2005
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JACKSON, Miss. -- Federal and state disaster officials provided the following summary of the ongoing assistance effort as of close of business Dec. 28, 2005: Attached spreadsheet reflects data current COB Dec. 27.

  • Individuals and Households Program total payments disbursed: $1,021,527,121.
  • Public Assistance obligated funds currently total $653,598,473.
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Program has approved 8,742 home loans, 1,048 business loans and 205 economic injury loans, totaling $746,706,000.
  • The cruise ship shelter is currently docked in Pascagoula and has 815 displaced persons and 17 FEMA staff onboard.
  • 387 portable classrooms and 206 temporary offices have been provided to hurricane damaged counties by FEMA and installed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
  • More than 25.84 million cubic yards of debris have been removed from public and private property by USACE, local governments and contractors.
  • FEMA has assigned the USACE to install temporary roofs through Operation Blue Roof. Nearly 50,000 temporary roofs have been installed. Mission closed out.
  • There are four open shelters (including the cruise ship shelter) housing 854 individuals.
  • 392,340 housing inspections have been completed.
  • To date, the four counties with the most registrations for Individual Assistance are: Forrest, Harrison, Hinds and Jackson. The total number of registrations for all four counties is 237,783. Total state registrations are at 512,688.
  • The total number of travel trailers currently occupied is 28,573. There are 340 mobile homes occupied. Approximate number of people occupying temporary housing: 78,065. There are approximately 678 people occupying 260 temporary housing units that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • The four counties with the most travel trailers placed are: Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Pearl River.

Federal and state disaster recovery officials urge those who have not done so to apply for disaster assistance as soon as possible by calling the toll-free application number at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585 for speech- or hearing-impaired. Individuals may also register online at The deadline for applications for Individual Assistance is January 11, 2006.

» Excel Document Mississippi Individual & Public Assistance Data (39KB)

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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