Jackson, Miss. -- There are only three days left before the Tuesday, June 28, deadline for registering for disaster assistance for residents affected by the tornados, severe storms and flooding of April 15 -- 28. Federal and state emergency management officials are urging Mississippians to register with FEMA and return SBA disaster loan applications before it's too late.
Residents in 29 declared counties are eligible to apply for disaster assistance. 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.
Call FEMA at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585 for those who have hearing or speech impairments. You can register, find out the status of your application, resolve problems or appeal a decision. You can also register online at www.disasterassistance.gov.
Don't wait until it's too late. Register today!
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.