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FEMA Issues Public Notice

Release Date:
January 8, 2021

BILOXI, Miss. – A public notice is now available that addresses the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) intention to reimburse eligible applicants for costs to repair or replace facilities damaged by Hurricane Zeta in Mississippi, under disaster declaration DR-4576-MS. The notice is now posted on FEMA’s Mississippi disaster declaration website at DR-4576 MS Public Notice 001 | FEMA.gov and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency website at https://www.msema.org/news/.

Under the disaster declaration FEMA-4576-DR MS signed by the President on December 31, 2020, the following counties have been designated eligible for Individual Assistance: George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, and Stone. The following counties have been designated eligible for Public Assistance categories A, B, C, D, E, F and G, including Direct Federal Assistance: George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Perry, Stone, and Wayne. The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program will be available statewide. Additional designations may be made later if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

The notice describes proposed activities that may affect historic properties and activities and critical actions that may affect wetlands and floodplains.

For routine activities, this will be the only public notice provided. Interested persons may obtain information about these actions or a specific project by writing to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency – Region IV - EHP, 3005 Chamblee Tucker Rd, Atlanta, GA 3034 or by emailing FEMA-R4EHP@fema.dhs.gov. Please include in the subject line of the email “DR-4576-MS EHAD.” Comments should be sent in writing at the above address within 15 days of the date of this notice.

FEMA is required by law to provide public notice of its intent to provide federal assistance and grant opportunities through the Public Assistance, Individual Assistance, or Hazard Mitigation Grant programs.