CLINTON, Miss. -- Monday, July 11, 2011, is the last day Mississippians affected by the flooding that occurred between May 3 and June 17 and who live in the 14 declared counties have to register for federal assistance.
The designated counties are Adams, Bolivar, Claiborne, Coahoma, DeSoto, Humphreys, Issaquena, Jefferson, Sharkey, Tunica, Warren, Washington, Wilkinson and Yazoo.
Homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered losses in the flooding may be eligible for housing assistance grants that include funds to rent a place to live while rebuilding; minor home repairs to make a home safe, sanitary and functional; and replace essential household items not covered by insurance.
Other types of grants may be available to replace personal property and help in meeting medical, dental, transportation and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other federal, state and charitable-aid programs.
Registration is easy and can be done one of two ways: by calling FEMA at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585, or by going online, at www.disasterassistance.gov.
"The deadline to register for assistance for this disaster will be over by the end of the day Monday," said Federal Coordinating Officer Terry Quarles. "We want any disaster survivors who have not registered to do it no later than Monday because Tuesday will be too late. If you haven&'t registered, Monday is your final chance to do so."
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.