Protect Yourself from Contractor Fraud
Fake or unlicensed contractors may try to take advantage of Mississippi residents affected
by the March 24-25 tornadoes. Insurance settlements, grants and loans allow homeowners
to begin work on their damaged homes. But homeowners need to hire contractors who are
authorized to do the work, will complete the work, and will do a good job.
DENIED BY FEMA? Here’s what you do:
- Read the letter in full
- FEMA may need extra documentation
- Appeal the decision. Here’s how: https://www.msema.org/understanding-your-fema-letter/
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR FEMA APPLICANTS: FEMA may refer applicants to apply for assistance through the SBA. We ask applicants to continue the application process. Applicants may be eligible for additional benefits through FEMA by applying for an SBA Loan.
Residents in need of transportation can call the following resources:
- Bolivar County Council on Aging Inc. – (662) 846-6161
- 4 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Seven Days a Week
- For Residents in Bolivar, Coahoma, Humphreys, Issaquena, Madison, Sharkey, Sunflower, Warren, Washington and Yazoo
- Central Mississippi, Inc. – (662) 283-4781 (Ext. 317)
- 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Seven Days a Week
- For Residents in Attala, Carroll, Grenada, Holmes, Lefore, Montgomery and Yalobusha
- Sunflower/Humphreys Counties Progress, Inc. – (662) 887-1431 or Toll Free: 1-888-677-1461
- Demand Response
- For residents in Sunflower, Holmes and Humphreys
- Connect Mississippi can offer transportation to displaced survivors across the state.