CLINTON, Miss. -- Mississippians who suffered losses from the May 1-2 tornadoes and severe storms shouldn't wait to register for federal disaster assistance, even if they have insurance, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency.
People in Alcorn, Benton, Lafayette, Tippah and Tishomingo counties can register for help by visiting www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 800-462-7585. The toll-free numbers are staffed seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT. Help is available in all languages.
Registering for assistance is the first step for disaster survivors to find out if they’re eligible for low-interest loans or grants for temporary housing, home repairs or other essential disaster-related needs.
MEMA and FEMA recovery officials said insurance may not cover all losses, so homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes should call FEMA today to apply for additional help.
For more information, contact the State Emergency Joint Information Center at 866-920-MEMA (6362), or visit us online at www.msema.org. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook using the keyword MSEMA.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.