News, Media & Events: Mississippi

Preparedness Tips

A few inches of water in a 1,000-square foot home could cost more than $10,000 in repairs and replacement of personal possessions. Homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover most floods. Learn more about flood insurance.

Press Releases and Fact Sheets

Disaster survivors should be aware that con artists and criminals may try to obtain money or steal personal information through fraud or identity theft after a disaster. In some cases, thieves try to apply for FEMA assistance using names, addresses and Social Security numbers they have stolen from survivors.
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If you live in Hancock, Hinds, Humphreys, Madison, Neshoba and Scott counties and were affected by the April 8-11, 2024, severe storms and tornadoes, FEMA may be able to help with temporary lodging expenses, basic home repairs or other essential disaster-related needs that are not covered by insurance.
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Mississippi homeowners and renters in Hancock, Hinds, Humphreys, Madison, Neshoba and Scott counties who were affected by the April 8-11, 2024, severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding may apply for FEMA disaster assistance.
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