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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

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Mississippi Storm Survivors: Spend FEMA Grants Wisely

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency have already approved more than $1 million in state and federal disaster relief funds for Mississippians recovering from the severe storms and tornadoes in Forrest, Lamar, Lauderdale … Continue reading

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Lamar County Disaster Recovery Center Changing Hours, Closing Tuesday

HATTIESBURG, Miss.–The disaster recovery center in Lamar County is adjusting hours of operation beginning Saturday. The center, run jointly by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will close at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7. The … Continue reading

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Mississippi Disaster Survivors: Don’t Be Victimized by Fraudulent Contractors or Disaster Workers

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Mississippians whose homes were damaged in the January tornadoes and severe storms should beware of fake inspectors, government officials, contractors or even fake volunteers. These people may try to get personal information or collect payment from you … Continue reading

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Forrest County: Get Answers, Rebuild Stronger

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Rebuilding or repairing property damaged from the recent severe storms?  Residents in the Hattiesburg area can get advice on building safer and smarter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Mitigation specialists from FEMA will be at Tractor … Continue reading

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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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