Category Archives: news

STATE/FEMA Assistance to Mississippi Disaster Survivors Tops $3 Million

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Nearly two months since President Trump declared a major disaster after the Jan. 21 severe storms and tornadoes in Mississippi, more than $3 million in assistance to individuals and households has been approved by MEMA and FEMA. … Continue reading

Posted in news | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Two Weeks Left to Register with FEMA, Apply for SBA Low-Interest Loans

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – If you’re a survivor of the severe storms and tornadoes in January, you have two weeks to register for possible disaster assistance and to return applications for low-interest disaster loans to the U.S. Small Business Administration. The … Continue reading

Posted in news | Leave a comment

FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center in Forrest County Changes Hours of Operation Saturday; Sets Tentative Closing Date

HATTIESBURG, MS – The MEMA/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Forrest County will no longer be open Saturdays. New hours of operation at the center are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, effectively immediately.  The center also is tentatively … Continue reading

Posted in news | Leave a comment

Gov. Bryant Declares Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week 2017

PEARL – The months of March, April and May bring the greatest threat of severe weather to Mississippi. Therefore Gov. Phil Bryant has declared Feb. 20-24, 2017 as Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week. National Weather Service records show there have been 821 … Continue reading

Posted in news | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Gov. Bryant Declares Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week 2017

President Trump Declares Major Disaster for Mississippi

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (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 area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line … Continue reading

Posted in news | Comments Off on President Trump Declares Major Disaster for Mississippi

Federal Aid Programs for the State Of Mississippi

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Trump’s disaster declaration issued for the State of Mississippi. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required: … Continue reading

Posted in news | Comments Off on Federal Aid Programs for the State Of Mississippi

Mississippi Storm Survivors Should Register for Disaster Assistance

ATLANTA – Homeowners, renters and business owners in Forrest, Lamar, Lauderdale and Perry counties affected by recent severe storms and tornadoes are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as they may be eligible for disaster assistance. The … Continue reading

Posted in news | Comments Off on Mississippi Storm Survivors Should Register for Disaster Assistance

Disaster Recovery Centers Open for Tornado Survivors in Forrest and Lamar Counties

CAMP SHELBY, Miss. –Three disaster recovery centers are now open in Forrest and Lamar counties to provide assistance to survivors of the recent severe storms and tornadoes. Centers in Lauderdale and Perry counties will open soon. Recovery centers are run … Continue reading

Posted in news | Comments Off on Disaster Recovery Centers Open for Tornado Survivors in Forrest and Lamar Counties

MEMA and FEMA Disaster Teams in Neighborhoods Helping Mississippi Storm Survivors

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — State and federal disaster survivor assistance teams are working in storm damaged neighborhoods helping Mississippians recover from the January tornadoes. Additionally, housing inspectors contracted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency will visit with residents at their homes to … Continue reading

Posted in news | Comments Off on MEMA and FEMA Disaster Teams in Neighborhoods Helping Mississippi Storm Survivors

Disaster Recovery Center Opens for Tornado Survivors in Lauderdale County

Hattiesburg, Miss.– A disaster recovery center is open in Lauderdale County to provide assistance to survivors of the recent severe storms and tornadoes. The center will be open for four days. Recovery centers are run jointly by the Mississippi Emergency … Continue reading

Posted in news | Comments Off on Disaster Recovery Center Opens for Tornado Survivors in Lauderdale County