Mississippi Hurricane Isaac (DR-4081)

Incident period: August 26, 2012 to September 11, 2012
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 29, 2012

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 22, 2012
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. – In nearly seven weeks since Hurricane Isaac struck Mississippi, $21.9 million in state and federal aid has been approved to help those affected.                                                                                             MEMA and FEMA provide the following snapshot of the disaster recovery effort as of Oct. 22:
October 19, 2012
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. – The rebuilding of Mississippi public infrastructure in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac is underway, with more than $55 million in damage identified as potentially eligible for federal assistance.
October 17, 2012
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. – Just two weeks remain to register for federal assistance for those who sustained damage during Hurricane Isaac. Perhaps you registered, but what about your family, friends and neighbors? Don’t let them pass up help for which they may be eligible. Help spread the word that the deadline to register with FEMA and to return an application for physical damage to the U.S. Small Business Administration is Wednesday, Oct. 31.
October 15, 2012
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. – In nearly seven weeks since Hurricane Isaac struck Mississippi, more than $20.3 million in state and federal aid has been approved to help those affected.                                                                                                 MEMA and FEMA provide the following snapshot of the disaster recovery effort as of Oct. 15:
October 15, 2012
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. – Mississippians who applied for FEMA assistance are urged to stay in touch with the agency for several reasons even after disaster recovery centers closed Oct. 12. Applicants can track their claims and should notify FEMA of changes to their mailing addresses, phone numbers or email addresses and if they receive insurance settlements or discover additional damages. Those who have not registered for FEMA assistance are urged to do so before the registration deadline of Oct. 31. Here is how to reach FEMA:
October 9, 2012
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. – Hurricane Isaac survivors in Mississippi who let their flood insurance policies lapse may be able to receive federal disaster assistance. Survivors who received their policies through a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant but let their policies lapse are ineligible for federal disaster loans or grants to be used for home repairs. However, FEMA is reaching out to them because they are eligible for grants that would pay for a temporary place to stay if their primary residence is uninhabitable as a result of the storm.

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