Jackson, Miss -- Tuesday, June 28, is the last day Mississippians affected by the tornados, severe storms and flooding of April 15 -- 28 have to request federal assistance. Homeowners, renters and businesses must register with FEMA and submit SBA disaster loan applications before the deadline or miss out on federal aid. Closing hours for registration are 9 p.m. CT, June 28, if done by phone or midnight if done online.
Residents in 29 designated 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. 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.