CAMP SHELBY, Miss. --Three disaster recovery centers are now open in Forrest and Lamar counties to provide assistance to survivors of the recent severe storms and tornadoes. Centers in Lauderdale and Perry counties will open soon.
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ATLANTA – Homeowners, renters and business owners in Forrest, Lamar, Lauderdale and Perry counties affected by recent severe storms and tornadoes are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as they may be eligible for disaster assistance. The presidential disaster declaration makes federal assistance available to eligible individuals and businesses who sustained damages during the January 20 – 21 tornado outbreak.
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Trump's disaster declaration issued for the State of Mississippi.Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Mississippi to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of January 20-21, 2017.The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Forrest, Lamar, Lauderdale, and Perry counties.