MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT WHO CAN BUY FLOOD INSURANCE

CLINTON, Miss. – Ninety percent of all natural disasters in the United States involve some degree of flooding. The risk of losing everything is greater from flooding than from fire. Flood insurance helps protect Mississippians. But some people don’t buy flood insurance because of common misconceptions regarding the program. Misconception: My homeowner’s insurance policy covers […]


Returning Home After the Flood: Protect Yourself from Mosquito-Borne Illness

CLINTON, Miss.—As the floodwaters along the Mississippi River and its tributaries continue to recede and cleanup efforts begin, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi State Department of Health urge residents to reduce their risk of contracting a mosquito-borne illness, such as West Nile virus, by following cleanup and protection guidelines. West Nile virus […]


DISASTER GRANTS AND LOANS AVAILABLE FOR FARMERS AND RANCHERS

CLINTON, Miss — In Mississippi according to the USDA, it is estimated that 300,000 acres of farmland, have been impacted by flooding this spring. Federal and state agencies have been working for weeks with local officials, as well as individuals, businesses, farmers and ranchers, as they begin the process of helping to get the rural […]


FREE ADVICE ON REDUCING DAMAGE FROM FUTURE TORNADOES

CLINTON, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency continue to offer free consultations with FEMA advisers at home improvement and hardware stores. Rebuilding or repairing a home after a disaster can be a daunting task. But with the right information, homeowners can build back smarter and stronger. FEMA mitigation […]


KEEP DISASTER AID ON TRACK; FOLLOW UP WITH INSURANCE COMPANY

CLINTON, Miss. – Survivors of Mississippi’s April storms and tornadoes can keep their disaster assistance applications on track by keeping their insurance companies on track. When a disaster survivor is covered by insurance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency puts their aid request on hold until their insurance company makes a determination about their case. A […]


MEMA, FEMA ENSURE DISASTER ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

CLINTON, MissMississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are working to make sure people with disabilities have equal access to disaster assistance programs. “Disasters negatively affect everyone in the community, but individuals with disabilities may encounter unexpected barriers along the road to receiving recovery assistance” said MEMA Director Mike Womack. “Our goal […]


DO NOT WAIT FOR YOUR INSURANCE SETTLEMENT; APPLY NOW FOR FEMA AND SBA DISASTER AID

CLINTON, Miss. – Disaster survivors in Mississippi should not wait to settle with their insurance company before applying for federal disaster help – especially SBA loan assistance. The SBA encourages homeowners, renters and businesses in 40 Mississippi counties that were impacted by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding along the Mississippi River and its tributaries […]


FUNDS FOR FLOOD SURVIVORS NOW AT $600 THOUSAND AND GROWING

CLINTON, Miss. – Federal assistance approved for people in 14 Mississippi counties that were declared a major disaster area by the president following the historic flooding of the Mississippi River and its tributaries now totals $592,544, and is expected to grow rapidly as flood waters recede. While many recovery efforts along the Mississippi River are […]


Mississippians Rise to River’s Challenge

PEARL, Miss.—As fourteen counties face unprecedented flooding along the Mississippi River, families, community and faith-based groups are lining up to assist affected communities. The Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service (MCVS) launched a Flood Recovery Volunteer Registration program on May 12, and over 800 individuals have registered. Individuals and volunteer groups interested in serving affected areas […]