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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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SNAP Replacement Deadline

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) would like to advise that the deadline for requesting SNAP Replacement Benefits in Forrest, Jones, Lamar, and Perry counties is January 31, 2017. Please call your local MDHS office or visit … Continue reading

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Free Tetanus Vaccinations Available In Counties Affected by Weekend Tornadoes

JACKSON – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reminds all residents affected by the tornadoes over the weekend that a tetanus vaccination is recommended if it’s been 10 years or more since your last tetanus vaccination. In the event … Continue reading

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Medicaid Partners with Others to Support Recovery Efforts

Last weekend, southern regions of Mississippi suffered damage from severe weather and tornadoes, resulting in Gov. Phil Bryant declaring a state of emergency and President Donald Trump designating four counties federal disaster areas: Forrest, Lamar, Lauderdale and Perry counties. The … Continue reading

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Four Mississippi Counties Declared Federal Disaster Areas

JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant announced that President Donald Trump declared Forrest, Lamar, Lauderdale and Perry counties federal disaster areas this afternoon from severe storms and tornadoes that hit Mississippi Jan. 21. “I would like to thank President Trump’s administration … Continue reading

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Severe Weather Recovery Update : Wed. 12:30p.m.

PEARL – Updated damage reports to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency show a total of more than 1,200 homes damaged in eight counties, 549 of them were destroyed or sustained major damage.  There were also four confirmed deaths and 59 … Continue reading

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MDEQ Offers Emergency Debris Guidance

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is working with officials and residents to assist with storm damage recovery and to provide guidance on proper debris management resulting from last weekend’s tornado in the Pine Belt area. Information … Continue reading

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