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2017-03-28 18:56 - News Release

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The deadline to register with FEMA was March 27, but you can still call to check on the status of your application, appeal a decision by FEMA, update your contact information, provide updated documentation or ask questions about the process.Call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585.

2017-03-20 18:02 - News Release

HATTIESBURG, MS – The MEMA/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Hattiesburg will close permanently at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  The center is located at:C. E. Roy Community Center300 E. 5th StreetHattiesburg, MS 39401The center is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays through March 22. 

2017-03-20 17:24 - News Release

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – If you suffered losses or damage in the Jan. 21 severe storms and tornadoes, the time to register for federal disaster assistance is now. If you’re a survivor in Forrest, Lamar, Lauderdale or Perry counties, the deadline for you to register is Monday, March 27.

2017-03-16 15:31 - News Release

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Nearly two months since President Trump declared a major disaster after the Jan. 21 severe storms and tornadoes in Mississippi, more than $3 million in assistance to individuals and households has been approved by MEMA and FEMA.

2017-03-13 17:11 - News Release

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – If you’re a survivor of the severe storms and tornadoes in January, you have two weeks to register for possible disaster assistance and to return applications for low-interest disaster loans to the U.S. Small Business Administration.The deadline for both is March 27.FEMA urges everyone who sustained losses from the January tornadoes to register, including those who have insurance. Insurance may not cover all losses.

2017-03-09 16:48 - News Release

HATTIESBURG, MS – The MEMA/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Forrest County will no longer be open Saturdays. New hours of operation at the center are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, effectively immediately. The center also is tentatively set to close at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The center is located at: C. E. Roy Community Center 300 E. 5th Street Hattiesburg, MS 39401 Many of the same services available at a disaster recovery center also are available by calling the FEMA helpline.

2017-03-06 17:41 - News Release

Hattiesburg, Miss. – While Mississippi survivors could not stop the January 20-21 severe storms and tornadoes from hammering Forrest, Lamar, Perry and Lauderdale counties, there is plenty those with losses can do – with the help of state and federal disaster assistance – to speed their personal recovery:Register and File:

2017-02-22 17:44 - News Release

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The disaster recovery center in Petal is adjusting hours of operation beginning Saturday, Feb. 25. The center, run jointly by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will close permanently on Friday, March 3 at 5 p.m.The center is located at:Petal Civic Center712A South Main StreetPetal, MS 39465 

2017-02-22 14:56 - News Release

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Nearly a month since President Trump declared a major federal disaster after the Jan. 21 severe storms and tornadoes in Mississippi, MEMA, FEMA and other state, federal and voluntary agency partners continue supporting survivors as they rebuild their lives and communities.As of Feb. 20, more than $5.7 million already has been approved in federal grants and loans to those affected by the storms.Several state agencies, along with numerous nonprofit and faith-based organizations have been assisting with recovery since the storms began.