Mississippi Flooding (DR-1983)

Incident period: May 3, 2011 to June 17, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 11, 2011

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 4, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Mississippi disaster aid recipients don't have to worry that their federal grants might cause them to lose Social Security or disability benefits, pay additional taxes, or reduce any other income-based programs said officials with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Here are answers to the two most common questions about FEMA grants and other benefit programs:
June 4, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss.. -- State and federal help for the ongoing Mississippi River flooding is available -- but only if the survivors apply for assistance. It is now time to apply for help. "The historic Mississippi River flooding has brought considerable damage to Mississippians along the waterway and its tributaries," said Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Womack. "We are glad to have this chance to begin the assistance process."
June 3, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Federal assistance approved for people in 14 Mississippi counties that were declared a major disaster area by the president following the historic flooding of the Mississippi River and its tributaries now totals $1,373,224 and is expected to grow rapidly as flood waters recede. While many recovery efforts along the Mississippi River are held back by the heavy flooding, state and federal disaster officials are primed and ready to speed work as water levels continue to go down.
June 2, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- To help entire communities recover from the twin disasters in Mississippi, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are working to make sure people with disabilities have equal access to disaster assistance programs.
May 28, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Many survivors of recent floods, tornadoes and storms have been forced to relocate and are now living in counties that were not included in the federal disaster declarations.? But they still need to register for assistance at one of Mississippi's Disaster Recovery Centers or on FEMA's Helpline.
May 27, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Federal assistance approved for people in 14 Mississippi counties that were declared a major disaster area by the president following the historic flooding of the Mississippi River and its tributaries now totals $592,544, and is expected to grow rapidly as flood waters recede. While many recovery efforts along the Mississippi River are held back by the heavy flooding, state and federal disaster officials are primed and ready to speed work as soon as water levels go down.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Mississippi, FEMA-1971-DR (PDF 18KB)
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