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Canton, MS – Three additional Mississippi counties are now eligible for federal disaster assistance under FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program.

A public notice is now available that addresses the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) intention to reimburse eligible applicants for costs to repair or replace facilities damaged by severe storms, flooding and mudslides occurring February 10, 2020 through February18, 2020 in Mississippi under disaster declaration DR-4538-MS.

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Canton, Miss. – Disaster survivors who are renters in Covington, Jefferson Davis and Jones counties and who sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, tornados, straight-line winds, and flooding that struck on April 12, 2020 should apply now for disaster assistance from FEMA.

FEMA disaster grants for qualified homeowners and renters may help pay for basic repairs to make a home habitable, provide eligible homeowners and renters with temporary rental assistance as well as provide assistance for disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other sources.

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Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the state of Mississippi.

Assistance for the State, Tribal, and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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WASHINGTON — 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 areas affected by severe storms, flooding and mudslides from Feb. 10 to Feb. 18, 2020.

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Mississippi; FEMA-4538-DR

Report on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information for FEMA-4538-DR; Mississippi as a result of severe storms, flooding, and mudslides during the period of February 10-18, 2020.