Mississippi Major Disaster Declaration Amended to Include Individual Assistance

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Release date: 
September 1, 2012
Release Number: 
HQ-12-092

WASHINGTON – Today, FEMA announced an amendment to the major disaster declaration for the State of Mississippi to include the Individual Assistance Program.

Federal funding is now available to affected individuals in for Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, and Pearl River counties. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, and uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and households recover from the effects of the disaster.

Individuals and households who sustained losses in the designated counties can begin applying for assistance by registering online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov, or by web enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov. Those without access to the internet may call FEMA’s toll-free number at 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.

For more information, visit: http://www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit/recovery-directorate/assistance-individuals-and.

Federal Coordinating Officer Terry L. Quarles said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

On Thursday, the President declared a major disaster declaration for the State of Mississippi for emergency work and hazard mitigation.

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Last Updated: 
September 1, 2012 - 20:31
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