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On March 1, 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The primary mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation

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More than $159 million Obligated for Safe Rooms from Katrina

In the last 10 years, FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program has obligated more than $159 million from Hurricane Katrina recovery to build community safe rooms throughout Mississippi to protect people during storms. HMGP provides grants to state, local and tribal governments to implement long-term mitigation measures to reduce the loss of life and property from a disaster

FEMA Rebuilding Specialists Providing Advice in Flowood This Week

Rebuilding or repairing property damaged from the recent severe storms? Residents can get advice on building safer and stronger this week from Federal Emergency Management Agency specialists in Rankin County

Local Permits Are Needed Before Rebuilding Begins

PURVIS, Miss. - March 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- State and federal recovery officials are urging Mississippians to obtain any necessary building permits before starting new construction or repairs to property damaged by the recent tornadoes and flooding.

Reach Out For Help When Disaster-Related Stress Strikes

PURVIS, MS - March 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mississippians facing the loss of their homes, businesses or cherished possessions after the recent tornadoes may be struggling also with the emotional impact of the disaster. It is not uncommon for those living through a disaster to suffer anxiety, sorrow and depression. These emotions can emerge days, weeks or even months later

FEMA Team At Marvin’s With Tips On Smart Building

PURVIS MS- March 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- An outreach team from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be at Marvin’s in Hattiesburg this week to explain techniques that may reduce potential damage to homes, businesses and property from high-wind events. The team will also offer tips on rebuilding stronger and safer after the recent tornadoes, storms and flooding.

SBA Loan Applications Also For Renters, Homeowners

PURVIS, MS - March 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Survivors of last month’s tornadoes, storms and flooding should know U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan applications are not just for businesses; they are also for renters and homeowners. Most disaster loans go to individuals and families and represent a major source of federal funding for disaster home repair and reconstruction.

FEMA Team At Lowe’s In Petal With Tips On Smart Building

PURVIS MS - March 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- An outreach team from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be at Lowe’s home improvement store in Petal this week to explain techniques that may reduce potential damage to homes, businesses and property from high-wind events. The team will also offer tips on rebuilding stronger and safer after the recent tornadoes, storms and flooding

Don’t Miss Out on FEMA Help

PURVIS, MS - March 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Homeowners, renters and businesses in Forrest, Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Marion and Wayne are eligible for federal disaster assistance. But not everyone affected by the storm’s destruction has registered for FEMA aid.

FEMA Team At Economy Supply With Tips On Smart Building

PURVIS, MS - February 28, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- An outreach team from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be at Economy Supply, Hattiesburg’s hometown supply company, this week to explain techniques to reduce potential damage to homes, businesses and property from high-wind events. The team also will offer tips on rebuilding stronger and safer after the recent tornadoes, storms and flooding.

SBA Disaster Loan Application is Win-Win Situation—Apply Before Win-Window Closes

Clinton, MS - October 2, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Disaster recovery officials are concerned that many homeowners and renters with Hurricane Isaac losses could miss out on valuable grants and low-interest loans by not returning completed applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

FEMA Inspectors Are Assessing Mississippi Homes for Damages

CLINTON, MA - September 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Federal Emergency Management Agency inspectors are currently visiting the primary residences of disaster applicants in Mississippi to assess damages related to Hurricane Isaac.

Be Safe: Use Care When Returning To Flooded Areas

ATLANTA - September 6, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Use caution when returning to flood-damaged homes or businesses. Structural damage can make a building unsafe; electricity and gas can pose a threat, and snakes, insects and other animals take up residence when flood water recedes.

Register For Federal Disaster Assistance Even If You Have Insurance

ATLANTA - September 5, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Hurricane Isaac survivors in Mississippi who had property losses in Hancock, Harrison, Jackson or Pearl River counties should register for federal disaster assistance even if they have insurance.

Housing Open House in Amory Will Be One-Stop Source for Rebuilding or Replacing Property...

CLINTON, MS - July 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- A Housing Open House in Amory Saturday, July 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. will bring together state government experts in safe rooms, home financing and insurance, along with builders, bankers, realtors and utilities to advise Monroe County residents whose properties were damaged or destroyed in the April tornadoes

Now Is The Time To Protect Your Home From Future Disasters

CLINTON, MS - June 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mississippians who are repairing or rebuilding after recent severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding are facing many choices – and opportunities – regarding how they put the pieces of their homes and lives back together.<!--

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COMMITTEE APPROVES MEDGAR EVERS HOME LEGISLATION

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this morning approved legislation sponsored by U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) to authorize a study on designating the home of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers as a National Park Service unit.

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Wicker, Cochran Announce $10.1 Million in FEMA Grants for Holmes, Montgomery,...

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Thad Cochran, R-Miss., today announced the approval of more than $10.1 million in grants to offset debris removal costs associated with tornadoes, severe storms, and flooding in Mississippi in late April.