CLINTON, Miss. -- There is just one week remaining for survivors of the tornadoes, severe storms and flooding that took place April 15 -- 28 to register for disaster assistance.
Eligible homeowners, renters and businesses in 29 Mississippi counties must register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency by June 28. That is also the deadline to return applications for SBA disaster loans.
The 29 counties are: Alcorn, Attala, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clarke, Clay, Coahoma, DeSoto, Greene, Grenada, Hinds, Holmes, Jasper, Kemper, Lafayette, Leflore, Marshall, Monroe, Montgomery, Neshoba, Newton, Panola, Quitman, Smith, Sunflower, Tishomingo, Tunica, Webster, and Winston.
FEMA grants may cover temporary housing, basic home repairs, and/or replacing essential household items not covered by insurance. Other types of grants may be available to Mississippians to help with medical, dental, transportation and other serious disaster-related needs, but they must register with FEMA no later than June 28.
SBA disaster loans help homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and private non-profit organizations fund repairs or rebuilding efforts, and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property and business assets. The SBA application must be returned no later than June 28.
Don't disqualify yourself! Even if you didn't have much damage, or you think your insurance will cover everything, go ahead and register. You may qualify for some form of assistance now or in the future.
To register or find out the status of your application, resolve problems or appeal a decision, call FEMA at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585. Help is available in all languages. FEMA also offers online registration at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
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.