March 24th Severe Weather Update #19

March 24th Severe Weather Update #19


  • Two-month assistance update
  • Disaster Recovery Centers Closing
  • The last day for homeowners/renters to apply for FEMA Assistance is May 25, 2023.


PEARL, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and our federal and State partners continue to respond to the deadly tornadoes that hit our State on March 24-25, 2023. Those storms claimed the lives of 22 Mississippians. As of today, survivors have received over $10 million in FEMA grants and over $16 million in Small Business Administration assistance has been approved. The American Red Cross and the State continue to shelter over 400 Mississippians impacted by the tornadoes.


Samaritan’s Purse is donating over 30 homes to families in impacted counties. Through the State’s direct housing request, FEMA will begin installing temporary housing units at the beginning of June. Currently, 363 applicants are eligible for FEMA Direct Housing.

The last day to apply for FEMA assistance is May 25, 2023, by 11:59 p.m. Homeowners and renters in the six designated counties (Carroll, Humphreys, Panola, Monroe, Montgomery, Sharkey) can apply by calling 800-621-3362 or online at Disaster Recovery Assistance Centers will close at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 25, 2023.

  • Humphreys County: Humphreys County Library, 105 Hayden Street, Belzoni, MS 39038
  • Monroe County: Justice Court Building, 1619 Highway 25, Amory, MS 38821
  • Montgomery County: Montgomery County Coliseum, 200 Recreation Dr., Winona, MS 38967 *
  • Panola County: MS State University Extension Center, 245 Eureka St., Suite C, Batesville, MS 38606
  • Sharkey County: Heritage Manor, 431 West Race Street, Rolling Fork, MS 39159