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For Many an SBA Disaster Loan is the Key to Recovery

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — If you register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency following the January storms and tornadoes and are referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration, it’s important to submit an SBA disaster loan application to ensure that the … Continue reading

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Mississippi Storm Damage Assistance Tops $2 million

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – More than $2.1 million in state and federal disaster assistance has been disbursed to help those affected by the storms and flooding in Mississippi that began Jan. 21, 2017. Of this amount, nearly $1.6 million was for … Continue reading

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Myth vs. Fact: The Truth about Registering for Federal Disaster Assistance

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – In the aftermath of a disaster, misconceptions about disaster assistance can often prevent survivors from applying for help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration. A good rule of thumb: register, even … Continue reading

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Lamar County: Get Answers, Rebuild Stronger

Rebuilding or repairing property damaged from the recent severe storms?  Residents in the Purvis area can get advice on building safer and smarter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Mitigation specialists from FEMA will be at Pylant’s Ace Hardware store … Continue reading

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Mississippi Disaster Recovery Centers Change Hours, Days

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The disaster recovery centers open in Hattiesburg and Petal in Forrest County are changing their hours of operation, effective Monday, Feb. 13. The centers remain open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Friday, Feb. 10. … Continue reading

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PUBLIC NOTICE for DR-4295

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to reimburse eligible applicants for eligible costs to repair or replace facilities damaged by Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight- line Winds, and Flooding that occurred during … Continue reading

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FEMA Adds Public Assistance to Tornado Disaster Declaration

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant’s request for Forrest, Lamar and Perry counties to become eligible for all categories of Public Assistance has been approved by FEMA. Public Assistance provides reimbursement to state, tribal and local governments, as well as certain non-profit organizations … Continue reading

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MDEQ Announces Waste Disposal Opportunities for Forrest, Lamar, and Perry Counties

(JACKSON, Miss.) — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), announced Wednesday that there will be two opportunities for disposal of household hazardous wastes, white goods, and electronic wastes for residents of Forrest, Lamar, and Perry counties impacted by the … Continue reading

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PUBLIC NOTICE FOR DR-4295

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to reimburse eligible applicants for eligible costs to repair or replace facilities damaged by Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight- line Winds, and Flooding that occurred during … Continue reading

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Forestland Economic Impact Assessment for EF-3 Tornado

  The Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) conducted an aerial detection flight of the area affected by the EF-3 tornado that traveled through Lamar, Forrest, and Perry counties on January 21, 2017. The purpose was to assess damage to forested acreage … Continue reading

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