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2012-09-14 20:31 - News Release

CLINTON, Miss. – Mississippi residents who suffered damage from wind and flooding caused by Hurricane Isaac can get free advice on rebuilding stronger, more disaster-resistant structures from Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists at the Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse in Pascagoula. Consultations with FEMA mitigation specialists are available on a walk-in basis today through Monday, Sept. 17. The in-store event is geared to both do-it-yourself projects and building contractors.

2012-09-14 15:19 - News Release

CLINTON, Miss. – Disaster recovery centers have opened in Hattiesburg, Lucedale and Woodville to help those with storm losses caused by Hurricane Isaac.  Center hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day until further notice.  Here are the addresses of the newest centers:   Forrest County Forrest County Community Shelter 946 Sullivan Drive Hattiesburg, MS 39401   George County

2012-09-13 20:38 - News Release

CLINTON, Miss. – Mississippi residents who suffered damage from wind and flooding caused by Hurricane Isaac can get free advice on rebuilding stronger, more disaster-resistant structures from the Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists at three Gulf Coast Lowe’s stores. Consultations with FEMA mitigation specialists are available on a walk-in basis today through Monday, Sept. 17. The in-store events are geared to both do-it-yourself projects and building contractors. The public is invited to visit stores in the following locations:

2012-09-12 20:41 - News Release

CLINTON, MISS. – Disaster recovery centers are open in Columbia and Magnolia to help those with storm losses caused by Hurricane Isaac.  Center hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day until further notice.  Here are the addresses of the newest centers: Marion County Marion County Development Partnership 412 Courthouse Square Columbia, MS 39429 Pike County Community Safe Room 2017 Quinlivan Road

2012-09-12 17:05 - News Release

CLINTON, MISS. – Disaster recovery centers are open in Brookhaven and Tylertown to help those with storm losses caused by Hurricane Isaac.  Center hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day until further notice.  Lincoln County National Guard Armory 182 Highway 84 E   Brookhaven, MS 39601 Walthall County Walthall County Library 707 Union Rd. Tylertown, MS  39667

2012-09-12 17:01 - News Release

CLINTON, MISS. – More than two dozen southern Mississippi counties will receive additional types of reimbursement for Hurricane Isaac storm recovery. The Federal Emergency Management Agency can reimburse 75 percent of the eligible cost to repair road systems and bridges, water control facilities, public buildings and contents, public utilities, parks, recreational and other key public facilities in the following counties:

2012-09-12 16:57 - News Release

CLINTON, Miss. –Federal Emergency Management Agency inspectors are currently visiting the primary residences of disaster applicants in Mississippi to assess damages related to Hurricane Isaac. Inspectors are private contractors and always display identification badges. Inspectors will contact applicants to make appointments before visiting properties.   Federal assistance to homeowners and renters may include grants to help pay for rental housing, essential home repairs and other disaster-related expenses. What To Expect:

2012-09-12 16:54 - News Release

Disaster survivors who don’t understand FEMA correspondence or disagree with FEMA decisions can call the Helpline or visit a disaster recovery center for assistance CLINTON, Miss. – Everyone who registers with FEMA receives a letter telling them the status of their application. Survivors who don’t understand the letter or disagree with FEMA’s decision should visit a Disaster Recovery Center or call the FEMA Helpline to get more information and assistance with questions.

2012-09-11 18:06 - Blog Entry

If anyone questions the value of smartphone devices, point them to Hurricane Isaac survivors. The disaster has helped us learn how survivors request and access assistance online during times of need. Fortunately, FEMA’s efforts prior to the storm, to put digital preparedness, response and recovery resources in the palms of peoples’ hands, have proven to be invaluable.

2012-09-10 15:29 - News Release

CLINTON, Miss. — Disaster survivors in 17 Mississippi counties, who had losses as a result of Hurricane Isaac, can now register online or by phone for federal disaster assistance.  The Declaration and Amendments