Aid for tornado, flood victims tops $11M

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — 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 approximately $1.373 million and is expected to grow rapidly as flood waters recede, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA).

MEMA also announced more than $10 million in assistance has been awarded to victims of the severe storms and tornadoes that swept through the state last April.

Here is a summary through Wednesday, June 1, of all federal assistance to individuals in counties affected by the flooding that began May 3, and continues:

• $1,373,224 in total housing and personal needs has been approved. Of that amount, $1,336,124 has been approved for housing expenses, including temporary rental assistance, home repair costs and assistance toward replacing destroyed homes.

• $37,099 has been approved as “Other Needs Assistance” to cover essential disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental expenses and lost personal possessions.

• 1,398 low-interest loan applications have been issued to homeowners, renters and business owners by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

• 3,228 applicants have registered with FEMA for some form of disaster assistance.

• 978 visits have been made at Disaster Recovery Centers operated jointly by FEMA and the State of Mississippi.

• 1,668 home inspections to confirm disaster damage have been completed. Teams of state and FEMA Community Relations field specialists have distributed more than 22,403 flyers and worked in the affected counties to help identify and assist disaster survivors. In the course of explaining the recovery process, the teams have visited 5,126 residents, 1,498 businesses, 537 faith-based groups, 128 community organizations, 46 schools, 327 emergency managers, fire and law enforcement officials, 228 government officials and 81 post offices

Amounts approved under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program are: Adams ($6,110); Bolivar  ($195,466.62); Claiborne  ($10,641.18); Coahoma  ($31,756.92); DeSoto  ($32,675.03); Humphreys ($26,392); Issaquena  ($8,322); Jefferson ($2,931.41); Sharkey ($2,376); Tunica ($569,275.28); Warren ($317,354.98); Washington ($52,418.66); Wilkinson ($18,523); and, Yazoo  ($98,981.41).

Meanwhile, more than $10.4 million in federal assistance has been approved for people in 29 Mississippi counties that were declared a major disaster area by the President because of devastating storms and tornadoes in late April.

Here is a summary through June 1, of all federal assistance to individuals who suffered losses due to the storms and tornadoes:

• $6,323,302 in total housing and personal needs has been approved. Of that amount, $5,262,600 has been approved for housing expenses, including temporary rental assistance, home repair costs and assistance toward replacing destroyed homes.

• $1,060,702 has been approved as “Other Needs Assistance” to cover essential disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental expenses and lost personal possessions.

• $4,106,700 in loans to homeowners, renters or business owners has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

• 6,646 applicants have registered with FEMA for some form of disaster assistance.

• 2,692 visits have been made at Disaster Recovery Centers operated jointly by FEMA and the State of Mississippi.

• 4,005 home inspections to confirm disaster damage have been completed. Teams of MEMA and FEMA Community Relations field specialists have distributed more than 38,953 flyers and worked in the affected counties to help identify and assist disaster survivors. In the course of explaining the recovery process, they have visited 11,673 residents, 1,469 businesses, 1,058 faith-based groups, 194 community organizations, 63 schools, 396 emergency managers, fire and law enforcement officials, 348 government officials and 105 post offices

Amounts approved under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program for counties affected by the storms and tornadoes are: Alcorn ($65,212.84); Attala ($37,906.72); Chickasaw ($724,940.92); Choctaw ($193,669.58); Clarke ($336,587.33); Clay ($405,943.06); Coahoma  ($158,695.46); DeSoto ($82,074.85); Greene ($403,825.18); Grenada ($10,818.59); Hinds ($285,123.91); Holmes ($215,413.01); Jasper ($147,632.62); Kemper ($472,227.81); Lafayette ($161,989.37); Leflore ($46,332.77); Marshall ($42,668.37); Monroe ($953,103.81); Montgomery ($72,563.97); Neshoba ($50,928.59); Newton ($79,165.36); Panola ($220,779.87); Quitman ($166,826.83); Smith ($106,752.94); Sunflower ($42,261.53); Tishomingo ($128,189.32); Tunica ($140,201.57); Webster ($469,324.12); and, Winston ($102,142.25).

Source: MEMA

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