FEMA Still Available for Hurricane Isaac Recovery in Mississippi

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Release date: 
November 1, 2012
Release Number: 
DR-4081-067

CLINTON, Miss. – State and federal officials will continue to assist with Mississippi’s Hurricane Isaac recovery long after registration closed in October.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and FEMA are assisting with the repair and rebuilding of public infrastructure damaged in Hurricane Isaac. FEMA provides 75 percent of the cost to repair or rebuild eligible infrastructure while the state and applicant provide the remaining 25 percent. FEMA has provided nearly $4.3 million to the state since the storm for infrastructure projects.

MEMA and FEMA will remain available to help survivors, local governments, volunteer agencies and other interested parties to continue the state’s recovery.

For answers to disaster assistance questions, Hurricane Isaac survivors can call the toll-free Helpline at 800-621-3362 or visit FEMA online at DisasterAssistance.gov. Individuals who use TTY call 800-462-7585; FEMA phone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week; multilingual operators are available.

For information about U.S. Small Business Administration disaster assistance loans, survivors can call 800-659-2955, email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov, or visit SBA’s website at SBA.gov. Deaf or hard of hearing individuals may call 1-800-877‑8339.

The U.S. Small Business Administration is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and private non-profit organizations fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations.

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: 
November 1, 2012 - 11:27
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