Three Days Left to Apply for Disaster Assistance

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Release Date:
October 9, 2023

MADISON, Miss. Renters and homeowners in Jackson and Jasper counties who were affected by the June 14-19 tornadoes and severe storms have three days left to apply for assistance. Oct. 11 is the last day to apply.

How to Apply

  • Go online to
  • Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, which is open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time, seven days a week, in most languages. If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA your number for that service.
  • Columbus Day is a federal holiday, but the FEMA helpline is open.

How to Apply for Disaster Loans

  • Oct. 11 also is the last day to apply for low-interest, physical property disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
  • Go online to SBA’s secure website at
  • Call the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955. For individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services.

Reasons to Apply

  • FEMA grants may cover uninsured losses.
  • Low interest disaster loans can help with long-term recovery.

For the latest information on recovery from the June tornadoes, visit and

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