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Two Weeks Remain to Apply for FEMA Assistance in Mississippi

Release Date Release Number
NR 012

BILOXI, Miss. – The deadline for Mississippi residents with uninsured losses from Hurricane Zeta to register with FEMA for disaster financial assistance is March 1, 2021.

Survivors in George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Stone counties can register with FEMA in several ways:

  • Visiting DisasterAssistance.gov
  • Using the FEMA App for smartphones
  • Calling 800-621-3362 (800-462-7585 TTY). Multilingual operators are available. Telephone lines are open 6 a.m. to midnight Central Time seven days a week. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should provide FEMA with their specific phone number assigned to that service.

The filing deadline to return U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) applications for physical property damage is also March 1, 2021. The deadline to return SBA economic injury applications is Oct. 1, 2021.

For an American Sign Language video on how to register with FEMA, go online to https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=qAU8-g75Q18.

For more information about Hurricane Zeta recovery in Mississippi, visit the FEMA disaster webpage at https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4576 or the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency webpage at https://www.msema.org/zeta/.


Last updated February 16, 2021