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President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Mississippi

Release Date Release Number
HQ-21-232
Release Date:
October 23, 2021

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 Hurricane Ida from Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2021. 

The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Amite, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, Pike, Walthall and Wilkinson 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 from the effects of the disaster. 

Federal funding is also available to state, tribal and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Hurricane Ida in Amite, Claiborne, Copiah, Covington, Franklin, George, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lawrence, Lincoln, Pearl River, Pike, Simpson, Walthall, Wayne and Wilkinson counties. 

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide. 

Brett H. Howard has been named the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas. Additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of damage assessments. 

Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated areas 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.

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Last updated October 24, 2021