WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Mississippi to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Zeta from Oct. 28-29.
The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Stone counties. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover.
Federal funding is available to the state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Hurricane Zeta in George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Perry, Stone and Wayne counties.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
Brett H. Howard has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal response operations in the affected areas. Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further evaluation.
Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 TTY.