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Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4248)

Incident Period: December 23, 2015 - December 28, 2015
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 04, 2016

Individual Assistance Applications
Approved: 328

Total Individual & Households Program
Dollars Approved: $2,903,899.73

Total Public Assistance Grants
Dollars Obligated: $5,541,740.29

Designated Counties (Individual Assistance):

Benton, Coahoma, Marshall, Monroe, Panola, Prentiss, Quitman, Tippah

Stay in Touch With FEMA to Keep Recovery Going

Survivors of the December storms, tornadoes and flooding in Mississippi are encouraged to keep their recovery process on track by calling the FEMA helpline. The deadline to register with FEMA was March 4, but survivors can still call to check on the status of their applications, appeal decisions, update contact information, or ask questions about the process.

Survivors can call 800-621-3362, which is video relay service accessible.

Survivors who are deaf, hard of hearing or who have difficulty speaking may call TTY 800-462-7585. Helpline hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

More information is available here.

 

What to do if you disagree with the decision letter

 

What to do if you disagree with FEMA’s decision letter1. Read the letter carefully to find out why the decision was made.Do you need to provide additional information?• Insurance determination letter.• Proof of occupancy or ownership.• Proof of ID.• Applicant’s signature.Common reasons for the initial decision:• The damage was to a secondary home or a rental property, not a primary residence.• Someone else in the household applied and received assistance.• Disaster-related losses could not be verified.• Insurance covered all losses.2. Contact FEMA for help with filing an appeal or any questions.Call800-621-3362 (711 or Video Relay Service available)800-462-7585 (TTY)VisitA Disaster Recovery Center3. File a written appeal.Explain why you think the decision was not correct.• Provide supporting information and documents.• Include your FEMA registration number on all documents.• Sign the letter.Mail or fax your appeal within 60 days of the decision letter date, or drop it off at a Disaster Recovery Center.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

$2,903,899.73

Total Individual & Households Program (IHP) - Dollars Approved*

$2,379,211.71

Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved*

$524,688.02

Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved*

328

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved*

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

$5,541,740.29

Total Public Assistance Grants (PA) - Dollars Obligated✝

$2,482,932.75

Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated✝

$3,060,083.14

Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated✝

* Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
✝ Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Learn more about FEMA Disaster definitions. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Preliminary Damage Assessment Report

PDA Report; FEMA-4248-DR

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Last Updated: 2016-01-04 05:00