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2016-05-25 16:56 - News Release

RIDGELAND, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency encourage survivors of the March storms and flooding in Mississippi to keep their recovery process on track by calling the FEMA helpline. The deadline to register with FEMA was May 24, but survivors can still call to check on the status of their applications, appeal decisions, update contact information, or ask questions about the process.

2016-05-19 20:54 - News Release

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Local governments in Issaquena and Lawrence counties are now eligible to receive federal assistance to help cover expenses and repair damage associated with the Mississippi March floods, according to state and federal officials.

2016-05-19 15:23 - News Release

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Survivors of the March floods in Mississippi have until Tuesday, May 24, to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance.Survivors in Bolivar, Clarke, Coahoma, Forrest, George, Greene, Jones, Marion, Panola, Pearl River, Perry, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tunica, Washington and Wayne counties who suffered disaster-related losses to essential living areas in primary residences and have delayed registering for any reason can apply for assistance that may include:

2016-05-16 14:25 - News Release

RIDGELAND, Miss. — Disaster survivors in Mississippi who apply for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and are referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration are advised to submit an SBA loan application to ensure that the disaster recovery process continues.

2016-05-04 16:11 - News Release

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Some survivors, who registered for federal disaster assistance after the March storms and flooding, may have received a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that says they are ineligible. However, the reason for the decision may be something that can be easily fixed, such as providing insurance documents or new contact information.Applicants can appeal any FEMA decision.

2016-05-02 20:46 - News Release

RIDGELAND, Miss.  – The disaster recovery centers operated jointly by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are closed, but help is still available for Mississippians affected by the March floods.The FEMA helpline can assist with appeals, answer questions, provide the status of applications and discuss the documents needed to move an application forward.

2016-04-28 17:18 - News Release

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters? Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists are in Olive Branch to answer questions on building stronger.Advisers are available April 28 to May 3 at the Home Depot at 7740 Craft Goodman Road in Olive Branch. They will be in the store today from noon to 7 p.m. and Friday through Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

2016-04-28 17:15 - News Release

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters?Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists are in Brookhaven and Laurel to answer questions on building stronger.Advisers are available April 28 through May 3 at the Home Depot at 101 Stribling Road in Brookhaven and at Lowe’s at 1490 Highway 15 N. in Laurel. They will be in the stores today from noon to 7 p.m. and Friday through Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

2016-04-26 20:55 - News Release

RIDGELAND, Miss. – State and federal disaster recovery centers in Washington and Bolivar counties will close this week. March storm survivors are encouraged to bring their questions about applications or appeals to the centers while recovery experts are available.Recovery center hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Locations are:Bolivar County (Closing Friday, April 29, 6 p.m.)Willard R. Samuel Jr. Gymnasium700 N. Chrisman Ave.Cleveland, MS 38732         Washington County (Closing Thursday, April 28, 6 p.m.)

2016-04-25 17:00 - News Release

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippians whose homes were destroyed or made unlivable by the recent storms and flooding can turn to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance.FEMA and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, as well as local communities, are committed to helping survivors find options for safe housing following the disaster that began March 9. FEMA also wants to help survivors return to their homes.