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September 11, 2014
ATLANTA—Ten years ago “Ivan the Terrible,” as the deadly hurricane was dubbed, ripped across the Gulf Coast as the strongest storm of the 2004 season. Ten years later, Hurricane Ivan serves as a...
Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, North Carolina, Region IV
September 5, 2014
ATLANTA – September is National Preparedness Month, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages everyone to make disaster preparedness a priority.“National Preparedness Month...
Region IV
September 5, 2014
Attend Open House and Learn about Flood Risks in Your CommunityATLANTA – People who live in Palm Beach County and its municipalities are invited to look at newly revised preliminary digital flood...
Florida, Region IV
August 29, 2014
ATLANTA – September 5 marks 10 years since Hurricane Frances hit Florida and brings timely reminders to be prepared for hurricanes.Floridians were still recovering from Hurricane Charley as Frances...
Florida, Region IV
August 22, 2014
ATLANTA - September’s National Preparedness Month reminds us of the importance of preparing for hurricanes. While the southeast is no stranger to life-changing hurricanes, this September marks 10...
Region IV
August 8, 2014
ATLANTA—Ten years ago, Hurricane Charley’s arrival on the Florida shore kicked off an unusual string of four devastating hurricanes that hit the state within seven weeks. Florida was the first state...
Region IV, Florida
July 21, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – Rebuilding or repairing property damaged from the recent severe storms?  Residents in Jackson and Ridgeland can get advice on building safer and stronger this week from Federal...
Mississippi, Region IV
July 20, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The backbreaking work accomplished by volunteers in Alabama  following the April 28 through May 5 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding seems to have occurred...
Region IV
July 18, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Federal aid provided to Alabama residents affected by the April 28 through May 5 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding has reached more than $40 million. The...
Region IV
July 17, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – Some Alabamians saw their homes and cars destroyed by this spring’s tornadoes and floods while others saw their jobs or businesses demolished. The Federal Emergency Management...
Region IV
July 17, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – Federal assistance approved for disaster survivors in 12 Mississippi counties has reached nearly $19.7 million.Here is a summary of all federal assistance to individuals and...
Region IV, Mississippi
July 15, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The great majority of people registering with Federal Emergency Management Agency for help have genuine needs. Unfortunately, the rush to get assistance by those affected by the...
Region IV
July 14, 2014
Tuesday, July 15 is the deadline in Alabama to register with FEMA and to return an application for physical damage to the SBA. Persons who suffered damage in the spring storms of April 28 through May...
Region IV
July 14, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – Rebuilding or repairing property damaged from the recent severe storms?  Residents can get advice on building safer and stronger this week from Federal Emergency Management Agency...
Region IV, Mississippi
July 11, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Federal aid provided to Alabama residents affected by the April 28 through May 5 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding has reached nearly $38 million. The...
Region IV
July 11, 2014
Tuesday, July 15 is the deadline to register with FEMA and to return an application for physical damage to the SBA. There are four ways to register with FEMA: Go online at DisasterAssistance.gov....
Region IV
July 10, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency remind survivors who registered for disaster assistance to stay in touch with FEMA.Especially...
Region IV, Mississippi
July 10, 2014
Here in Alabama, residents are no strangers to natural disasters.  Civic histories of many cities and towns throughout the state include references to natural disasters such as fires, tornadoes and...
Region IV
July 9, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – While the public may know the Federal Emergency Management Agency as the government entity that offers financial resources following disasters, FEMA is but one member of a team...
Region IV
July 8, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala., -- Just one week remains to register for federal disaster assistance for those who sustained damage from the April 28 through May 5 severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and...
Region IV
July 7, 2014
RIDGELAND, Miss. — After a disaster, it takes many partners working together to rebuild communities. Two months after tornadoes and storms swept across the state on April 28, public, private and...
Region IV, Mississippi
July 7, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – Rebuilding or repairing property damaged from the recent severe storms?  Residents in the Madison area can get advice on building safer and smarter from the Federal Emergency...
Region IV, Mississippi
July 7, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The National Flood Insurance Program has extended the time period for filing flood claims for policyholders who experienced flooding during the April 28 through May 5 severe storms...
Region IV
July 4, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Federal aid provided to Alabama residents affected by the April 28 through May 5 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding has reached $34.5 million. The...
Region IV
July 3, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – If your household is getting rental assistance from FEMA and repairs to your home are taking longer than expected, don’t forget you have to recertify your need to continue aid....
Region IV
July 2, 2014
Those who received a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency should take note of the date the letter was written. Appeals or submission of missing documents must be made within 60 days of...
Region IV
July 1, 2014
Two Months After Alabama Storms, Disaster Recovery Efforts Continue MONTGOMERY, Ala. – As America celebrates the anniversary of its birth, many Alabama residents are still picking up the pieces of...
Region IV
July 1, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – The deadline to register for Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster assistance in Mississippi has closed; however, applicants who have registered may still call the FEMA...
Region IV, Mississippi
June 30, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – Rebuilding or repairing property damaged from the recent severe storms?  Residents in the Tupelo-Saltillo area can get advice on building safer and smarter from the Federal Emergency...
Region IV, Mississippi
June 30, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. –Rebuilding or repairing property damaged from the recent severe storms?  Residents in the Brandon and Vicksburg areas can get advice on building safer and smarter from the Federal...
Region IV, Mississippi
June 30, 2014
Don’t Delay, Register Today MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Governor Robert Bentley requested and FEMA approved on Friday, June 27, to extend the deadline to apply for disaster assistance in the nine...
Region IV
June 29, 2014
Jackson, Miss. – Tomorrow, June 30, 2014, is the last day for Mississippians to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Tomorrow is also the deadline to submit...
Region IV, Mississippi
June 27, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Nearly $19 million has been approved through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Individuals and Households Program. Another $1.3 million has been provided to state, county...
Region IV
June 27, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – Monday, June 30, 2014, is the deadline to register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration. As the deadline approaches...
Region IV, Mississippi
June 26, 2014
Montgomery, Ala. – Residents of Alabama who are not U. S. citizens but who are in the United States legally may be eligible for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for...
Region IV
June 26, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The federal government has already put more than $1.1 million in the hands of state, county, and local governments to reimburse them for their costs associated with the April 28 to...
Region IV
June 25, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – If you sustained damage from the April 28 through May 3 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding, your insurance settlement may not cover all of your expenses. The Mississippi Emergency...
Region IV, Mississippi
June 25, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – If you receive a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, take the time to carefully read the information and instructions regarding your application for assistance. If...
Region IV
June 25, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Some disaster survivors think that U.S. Small Business Administration loans are only for businesses. That is not the case – it is the primary source of federal funds for long-term...
Region IV
June 25, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. ‒ Homeowners and business owners who experienced flooding during the April 28 to May 5 presidentially declared disaster should file a claim for flooding loss as soon as possible, as...
Region IV
June 24, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala., -- Just one week remains to register for federal disaster assistance for those who sustained damage from the April 28 to May 5 severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and...
Region IV
June 23, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Churches, temples, mosques and other religious centers, as well as other private nonprofit organizations in Alabama’s storm-damaged designated counties, are eligible to apply for U...
Region IV
June 23, 2014
FEMA Rebuilding Specialists to Provide Advice in JacksonJACKSON, Miss. – Residents in the Jackson area can learn how to build or rebuild to reduce the likelihood of damage the next time severe storms...
Region IV, Mississippi
June 23, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – Federal assistance approved for disaster survivors in 12 Mississippi counties has reached more than $17.3 million.Here is a summary through Sunday, June 22, of all federal assistance...
Region IV, Mississippi
June 20, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency announce local governments in counties designated for federal disaster assistance have until...
Region IV, Mississippi
June 20, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- More than $18 million has been approved through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Individuals and Households Program. The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved...
Region IV
June 19, 2014
Jackson, Miss. – The deadline for Mississippi storm survivors to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S....
Region IV, Mississippi
June 19, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - More than $18 million in federal disaster relief is already in the hands of Alabama survivors six weeks after the devastating storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding...
Region IV
June 19, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – If the late-April storms, tornadoes and flooding wrecked your home and you still have not found a place to live, an online source of rental housing may help. ALHousingSearch.org  (...
Region IV
June 18, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – Disaster survivors whose additional living expenses (sometimes termed “loss of use”) from their insurance company are running out and who still have a temporary housing need should...
Region IV, Mississippi
June 18, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – As recovery continues from the April 28 to May 5 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that hit Alabama, federal officials are offering help on how to rebuild...
Region IV
June 18, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Some survivors of the recent Alabama storms may not have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance because of misconceptions or lack of accurate...
Region IV
June 16, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Closure of the FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Centers in Alabama does not mean FEMA has left Alabama. All the assistance services available at the Recovery Centers are easily...
Region IV
June 16, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – Residents in the Laurel area can learn how to build or rebuild to reduce the likelihood of damage the next time severe storms, tornadoes or floods hit. Federal Emergency Management...
Region IV, Mississippi
June 16, 2014
Montgomery, Ala. – Alabamians who had damage from the April 28 to May 5 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding have just two more weeks to register for FEMA assistance. The...
Region IV
June 13, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – Federal assistance approved for disaster survivors in 12 Mississippi counties has reached almost $16.5 million.Here is a summary through Thursday, June 12, of all federal assistance...
Region IV, Mississippi
June 13, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- More than $17 million has been approved through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved nearly $10 million through its low-...
Region IV
June 12, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – For Alabama storm survivors, hiring the right rebuilding contractor is a key step down the road to recovery. Consumers who need repair work done quickly following a natural...
Region IV
June 11, 2014
Montgomery, Ala. – Severe weather can happen any time of the year. The best way to prepare for it is with a family emergency plan. If you don’t have one, develop one. If you have an emergency plan,...
Region IV
June 10, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The FEMA Recovery Center at the Maurice C. West Community Center in Graysville in Jefferson County will become an SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the Graysville Public Library...
Region IV
June 10, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Athens in Limestone County will become an SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the same location beginning Friday, June 13, at 9 a.m. The SBA...
Region IV
June 10, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Athens in Limestone County will become an SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the same location beginning Friday, June 13, at 9 a.m. The SBA...
Region IV
June 10, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency understands that some Mississippi disaster survivors may need additional temporary rental assistance to help them achieve their permanent...
Region IV, Mississippi
June 10, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Baldwin County and Mobile County will become SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers at the same locations beginning Friday, June 13, at 9 a.m. The...
Region IV
June 10, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama residents eligible for Individual Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency need to know that the help they may receive will be based on their own unique...
Region IV
June 9, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. — Disaster recovery centers in Louisville and Tupelo will close at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, and will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, June 12, as disaster loan outreach centers to continue...
Region IV, Mississippi
June 7, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – Residents in the Starkville and West Point areas can learn how to build or rebuild to reduce the likelihood of damage the next time severe storms, tornadoes or floods hit. Federal...
Region IV, Mississippi
June 7, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – Residents in the Canton area can learn how to build or rebuild to reduce the likelihood of damage the next time severe storms, tornadoes or floods hit. Federal Emergency Management...
Region IV, Mississippi
June 6, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – Residents in the West Point area can learn how to build or rebuild to reduce the likelihood of damage the next time severe storms, tornadoes or floods hit. Federal Emergency...
Region IV, Mississippi
June 6, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – Federal assistance approved for disaster survivors in 12 Mississippi counties has reached more than $14.3 million.Here is a summary through Thursday, June 5, of all federal...
Region IV, Mississippi
June 5, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – Anyone who had a car damaged or destroyed by the April 28 through May 3 storms in any of the 12 Mississippi counties designated for FEMA Individual Assistance may be eligible for...
Region IV, Mississippi
June 4, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi tornado survivors who fail to return completed Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loan applications may be saying no to federal assistance.              ...
Region IV, Mississippi
June 3, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – As Mississippi disaster survivors receive FEMA checks or direct deposits to help them recover from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding of April 28 through May 3, it is...
Region IV, Mississippi
June 3, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – Disaster survivors have until 6 p.m. Friday, June 6, to visit the disaster recovery center in Columbus. The center remains open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily until 6 p.m. Friday. The...
Region IV, Mississippi
June 2, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – The June 30 deadline is less than thirty days away for individuals and households to register with FEMA for assistance to recover from damage caused by severe storms, tornadoes and...
Region IV, Mississippi
June 2, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – Residents in the Columbus area can learn how to build or rebuild to reduce the likelihood of damage the next time severe storms, tornadoes or floods hit. Federal Emergency Management...
Region IV, Mississippi
May 29, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – Residents in the Louisville area can learn how to build or rebuild to reduce the likelihood of damage the next time severe storms, tornadoes or floods hit. Federal Emergency...
Region IV, Mississippi
May 29, 2014
JACKSON, MS. — Survivors may not know about disaster help from the U.S. Small Business Administration that could lead to a smarter, faster recovery for businesses, homeowners, renters or private...
Region IV, Mississippi
May 28, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – It was April 28 when tornadoes swept from west to east across Mississippi, the beginning of five days of severe storms that also brought rain and flooding. The National Weather...
Region IV, Mississippi
May 28, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have approved more than $10.8 million in total...
Region IV, Mississippi
May 27, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – Some Mississippi tornado survivors who registered for federal disaster assistance may receive letters or other correspondence from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that say...
Region IV, Mississippi
May 27, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – One day remains to visit the disaster recovery center in Waynesboro, which closes at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 28.Also closing this week, at 6 p.m. Friday, are the disaster recovery...
Region IV, Mississippi
May 24, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – Residents in the Tupelo area can learn how to build or rebuild to reduce the likelihood of damage the next time severe storms, tornadoes or floods hit. Federal Emergency Management...
Region IV, Mississippi
May 24, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – The disaster recovery center in Waynesboro will be open only Tuesday and Wednesday, May 27-28, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., then closed.In Columbus, the disaster recovery center located on...
Region IV, Mississippi
May 23, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – Federal assistance approved for disaster survivors in 12 Mississippi counties has reached more than $10 million.Just three weeks after tornadoes ripped through Mississippi, FEMA’s...
Region IV, Mississippi
May 22, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – Disaster survivors should check a contractor’s credentials before signing a rebuilding contract. The Mississippi Board of Contractors cautions that fraudulent contractors are...
Region IV, Mississippi
May 22, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – The six disaster recovery centers open in Mississippi to provide information for survivors of the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding will be closed on Memorial Day, May 26...
Region IV, Mississippi
May 21, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – FEMA does not duplicate benefits that homeowner or renter insurance covers, but it may be able to provide disaster assistance when insurance coverage is not enough to cover the...
Region IV, Mississippi
May 20, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – Survivors have until 6 p.m. Friday, May 23, to visit the disaster recovery centers in Itawamba and Rankin counties. Mississippi disaster survivors can visit any of the disaster...
Region IV, Mississippi
May 20, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – A cooperative effort involving the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), federal agencies including FEMA, local governments and volunteer groups is underway to help...
Mississippi, Region IV
May 16, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – Federal assistance approved for disaster survivors in 12 Mississippi counties has reached nearly $7 million.All emergency shelters have closed and all disaster survivors are...
Region IV, Mississippi
September 10, 2013
Attend an Open House and Learn about Flood Risks in Your CommunityATLANTA – If you live in Glades, Hendry, Okeechobee and Martin counties or incorporated municipalities you are invited to look at...
Region IV, Florida
August 2, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Florida to supplement...
Florida, Region IV
August 2, 2013
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Florida.Assistance...
Florida, Region IV
July 26, 2013
Michael Whitehead wins Craig Irwin Memorial AwardATLANTA – Florida mass care coordinator Michael Whitehead of Tallahassee won the Craig Irwin Memorial Award this week at the FEMA Region IV annual...
Region IV
July 18, 2013
During the April 2011 tornadoes, Prattville, Ala. resident Ty Story took cover in a closet with his wife Becky and their three daughters using a mattress for extra protection.“We were about a mile...
Region IV, Alabama
June 25, 2013
Biloxi, Miss. earns Discount on Flood Insurance PremiumsATLANTA – Biloxi residents with flood insurance policies will now receive a decrease on their annual flood premiums thanks to the city’s active...
Mississippi, Region IV
June 20, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced five newly selected members of the FEMA National Youth Preparedness Council (...
Region I, Region II, Region III, Region IV, Region V, Region VI, Region VII, Region VIII, Region IX, Region X
June 18, 2013
ATLANTA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Region IV office in Atlanta became the first FEMA office to earn the National Weather Service’s StormReady designation.Forecasters from the weather...
Region IV
April 2, 2013
PURVIS, Miss. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency are reminding those affected by the February tornadoes and flooding that they have only a short...
Mississippi, Region IV

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