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FEMA Region IV Seeks Youth Leaders for National Youth Preparedness Council

ATLANTA – Youth from communities across the Southeast are encouraged to apply for FEMA’s national Youth Preparedness Council. The Council provides an opportunity for young leaders to share their perspectives, feedback, and opinions related to preparedness, and grow their leadership skills while supporting the resilience of their communities.

Additional Counties Eligible for Public Assistance Funding in Mississippi

ATLANTA – Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Oktibbeha counties are now eligible to apply for funding under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas that sustained damage from severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding that occurred Oct. 26, 2019.

The president’s Dec. 6, 2019 major disaster declaration for Mississippi included Alcorn, Covington, Itawamba, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Leake, Lee, Marion, Neshoba, Newton, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Scott, Simpson, Smith, and Tippah counties.


A continuación, un resumen de los programas federales de asistencia por desastre que podrían estar disponibles según se necesite y se amerite bajo la declaración de desastre del presidente Donald J. Trump para el estado de Mississippi.

La asistencia para los gobiernos estatales, tribales y locales elegibles puede incluir según se requiera:

Presidente Donald J. Trump aprueba declaración de desastre para Mississippi

WASHINGTON – La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció hoy que hay asistencia federal por desastre disponible para el estado de Mississippi para complementar esfuerzos de recuperación de las áreas afectadas por las tormentas severas y vientos directos ocurridas el 26 de octubre de 2019.


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

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

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Mississippi

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, straight-line winds and flooding on Oct. 26, 2019.

Today is Last Day to Apply for Storm, Flooding Assistance from FEMA

JACKSON, Miss.  -You have until 11:59 p.m. (ET) tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 19 to apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

If your home or apartment is in Clay, Humphreys, Issaquena, Lowndes, Monroe, Sharkey, Warren or Yazoo county, and you experienced damage related to last February’s storms, you may qualify for a federal grant to help pay your storm-related expenses. But today is the last day you can register!

Don’t Let Misconceptions Stop You from Applying for FEMA Aid

JACKSON, Miss. – If you were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding which began in February, the last day to register for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. You are eligible to apply if you live in Clay, Humphreys, Issaquena, Lowndes, Monroe, Sharkey, Warren, and Yazoo counties.

If your friends experienced damage related to last February’s storms, they may have misconceptions about federal disaster assistance and may assume they are not eligible.

Where to Go When FEMA Can’t Help

JACKSON, Miss. – More than $3.8 million in federal grants and loans has been disbursed to homeowners, renters and businesses in northern Mississippi since severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding ravaged the area last February.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded about $1.2 million in disaster assistance to individuals and households. Another $2.6 million in low-interest disaster loans has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

FEMA, SBA Still Here to Help – Even as Recovery is Winding Down

JACKSON, Miss. — Personnel from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will remain available to Mississippi applicants who have needs not met by insurance settlements and other unmet storm- and flood-related needs.