Mississippians Have One Week to Register for Disaster Assistance

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Release date: 
October 24, 2012
Release Number: 
DR-4081-061

CLINTON, Miss. – Mississippians who suffered loss from Hurricane Isaac have one week to apply for federal disaster assistance. The deadline to register for assistance is Wednesday, Oct. 31.

That date is also the cutoff for applying with the U.S. Small Business Administration for loans to repair physical damage. To register, call
800-621-3362 or go online at DisasterAssistance.gov.

After you register, stay in touch with FEMA to track your application, or notify FEMA of changes to your mailing address, phone number or email address. Also notify the agency if you receive an insurance settlement or discover additional damage.

To reach FEMA:

  • Go online at DisasterAssistance.gov.
  • Visit m.fema.gov from a Smartphone.
  • Dial 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585.
  • For those who use 711 Relay or Video Relay Services, call 800-621-3362.

The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

 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.

Last Updated: 
October 25, 2012 - 15:43
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