Eighteen counties receive federal disaster declaration
by For the MBJ
Published: May 10,2011
ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Residents in 18 counties affected by the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes April 15-April 28 are now eligible for federal disaster assistance.
Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate added the 18 counties to the federal disaster declaration, bringing the total number of counties eligible for individual assistance to 29.
“This declaration will allow residents in these counties to access much needed federal assistance to begin rebuilding their lives,” Gov. Haley Barbour said.
The new counties declared include Alcorn, Attala, Clay, Coahoma, DeSoto, Grenada, Holmes, Leflore, Marshall, Montgomery, Newton, Panola, Quitman, Smith, Sunflower, Tishomingo, Tunica and Winston.
Counties already declared include Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clarke, Greene, Hinds, Jasper, Kemper, Lafayette, Monroe, Neshoba and Webster.
Residents in these counties may register with FEMA for assistance online at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585(TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.
Individual assistance includes grants to help pay for rental housing, home repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses not met by insurance or other assistance programs.
Source: Governor’s Office
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