Deadline to Apply for Ida Assistance Ends Today, but Processing Continues

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The deadline to apply for FEMA Individual Assistance following Hurricane Ida ends today, December 22, 2021. However, residents who have already applied for FEMA Individual Assistance have 18 months from the disaster declaration date (October 22, 2021) to submit paperwork supporting their FEMA assistance application. Mississippi homeowners, renters, business owners and […]


FEMA Deadline for Hurricane Ida Assistance Less than One Week Away

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Mississippi homeowners, renters, business owners and nonprofits in Amite, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, Pike, Walthall and Wilkinson counties who had property damage or other uninsured losses caused by Hurricane Ida have less than one week left to apply for federal disaster assistance. The deadline is Dec. 22. If you live […]


SBA Physical Disaster Loan Deadline Approaching in Mississippi for Businesses and Residents Affected by Hurricane Ida

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is reminding businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters in Mississippi of the Dec. 21 deadline to apply for physical damage disaster loans. Anyone in the declared counties with damages affected by Hurricane Ida from Aug. 28 through Sept. 1, 2021, should apply for the […]


Spend Your FEMA Award Wisely

(FEMA) – As eligible Mississippians begin to receive federal assistance, FEMA urges applicants to use the money for disaster-related expenses only as allowed. FEMA will send you a notification letter informing you of the types of assistance you are eligible to receive, and the amounts of assistance FEMA is providing for each eligible need. These […]


MEMA’s Disaster Assistance Repair Program Offers Funding to Rebuild Following Disasters

  To listen to this release: PEARL, Miss. –  The State’s Disaster Assistance Repair Program (DARP) provides counties with up to $250,000 in increments of $50,000 for building materials to help communities recover following a disaster. Through this program, the State grants funding only for the building materials. The county is then responsible for coordinating […]


Registration Intake Centers Open Veterans Day

PEARL, Miss. –  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency’s Registration Intake Centers in seven counties will remain open for Veterans Day, November 11, 2021 from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Those living in Amite, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, Pike, Walthall and Wilkinson counties could be eligible for federal individual assistance through FEMA. The deadline to […]


Registration Intake Centers Open for Ida Assistance

PEARL, Miss. –  At the request of affected counties, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency will open seven Disaster Registration Intake Centers for residents in the recently declared counties for individual assistance following Hurricane Ida. Those living in Amite, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, Pike, Walthall and Wilkinson counties could be eligible for federal individual assistance […]


SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Mississippi Businesses and Residents Affected by Hurricane Ida

WASHINGTON – Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to businesses and residents in Mississippi following the announcement of a Presidential disaster declaration due to Hurricane Ida that occurred Aug. 28 through Sept. 1, 2021. “SBA’s mission-driven team stands ready to help Mississippi small businesses and residents impacted by Hurricane […]


Federal Assistance Approved for Counties Impacted by Hurricane Ida

PEARL, Miss. –  Governor Tate Reeves’ request for Individual and Public Assistance (FEMA-4626-DR-MS) for counties affected by Hurricane Ida was approved by President Biden. Hurricane Ida made landfall Sunday, August 29, 2021 near Port Fourchon, Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 150 mph. Ida produced heavy rain across Mississippi resulting in […]


Governor Reeves Declares October 18-22 Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Governor Tate Reeves has declared October 18-22, 2021, as Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi. “Mississippi is no stranger to severe weather,” said Governor Tate Reeves. “By preparing in advance of a storm, Mississippians can ensure they stay safe. I encourage you to dedicate time this week to getting your […]