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Disaster Recovery Centers Stress Accessibility for All

Natural disasters are equal-opportunity when they pick their targets. In assisting survivors, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency/Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster recovery centers are just as impartial.

26 Mississippi Counties Approved for Infrastructure Disaster Aid

The state of Mississippi, local governments and certain private nonprofits in 26 Mississippi counties are now eligible to receive federal assistance to help cover expenses and repair damage associated with the severe storms and flooding that occurred March 9-29, 2016, according to state and federal officials

Tallahatchie County Added to Federal Disaster Declaration for March Severe Storms and Floods

At the request of Governor Phil Bryant, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has amended a recent disaster declaration for severe storms and flooding from March 9-29, 2016. Survivors in Tallahatchie County can now register with FEMA for disaster assistance through the Individual Assistance program

Help Remains After Tunica Recovery Center Closes

The disaster recovery center operated by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Tunica County will close permanently Saturday, April 16, at 6 p.m., and recovery center hours are changing at all other centers beginning Saturday, April 16.

Robottom Announces Completion of Mississippi River Waterline Crossing Project

Parish President Natalie Robottom and Utilities Director Blake Fogleman and staff are pleased to announce the completion of the Mississippi River Waterline Crossing Project that will serve as a backup water supply to the Lions and Edgard Water Plants

Keep Your Options Open by Submitting an SBA Application Today

Mississippi storm and flood survivors who received a U.S. Small Business Administration loan application should keep their options open by completing the application and submitting it on or before May 24, 2016

Mississippi Storm Damage Assistance Tops $5.1 million

More than $5.1 million in state and federal disaster assistance has been disbursed to help those affected by the storms and flooding in Mississippi that began March 9, 2016

Mississippi Disaster Survivors: Don’t Be Victimized by Fraudulent Contractors or Disaster Workers

Mississippians whose homes were damaged in the recent storms and flooding may encounter people attempting to cheat them by posing as inspectors, government officials, volunteers or contractors. These people may try to obtain personal information or collect payment for disaster assistance or repairs.

DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER OPENS FOR FLOOD SURVIVORS IN COAHOMA COUNTY

A disaster recovery center is open in Coahoma County to provide assistance to survivors of the flooding that began March 9, 2016. Plans are to also open centers in Bolivar and Washington counties later this week.

Nearly $3.3 Million in Disaster Assistance Distributed to Mississippi Storm Survivors

Nearly $3.3 million in state and federal disaster assistance has been disbursed to help those affected by the storms and flooding in Mississippi that began March 9, 2016. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been contacted by nearly 2,200 people for help or information regarding disaster assistance.

Wicker Highlights Rural Challenges of Meeting EPA Water Mandates

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today highlighted the difficulties that many communities in Mississippi face when attempting to comply with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) water mandates. Wicker’s comments were made during a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing to examine the importance of investing in water and wastewater infrastructure

MEMA, FEMA Teams Canvassing Disaster-Designated Counties to Help Survivors

Outreach teams from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are canvassing disaster-damaged neighborhoods around Mississippi

11 Mississippi Counties Added to Federal Disaster Declaration for March Floods

At the request of Governor Phil Bryant, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has amended a recent disaster declaration for severe storms and flooding that began March 9, 2016. Survivors in Clarke, Forrest, Greene, Jones, Marion, Panola, Perry, Quitman, Sunflower, Tunica and Wayne counties can now register with FEMA for disaster assistance through the Individual Assistance program.

Disaster Recovery Center Opens for Flood Survivors in Washington County

A Washington County disaster recovery center is now open to provide assistance to survivors of the flooding that began March 9, 2016. Recovery centers are run jointly by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency; representatives of state and federal agencies are set up in the center to explain the various programs designed to help survivors recover

FEMA Housing Inspectors in Mississippi Counties Damaged by March Floods

Housing inspectors contracted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are assisting eligible survivors of the recent flooding by visiting neighborhoods and checking for damage

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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.