Federal flood assistance nears $9M
by For the MBJ
Published: June 21,2011
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 has reached $8,670,223.
Here is a summary, through June 15, of all federal assistance to individuals in counties affected by the flooding that began May 3, and continues:
• $7,351,723 in total housing and personal needs has been approved. Of that amount, $6,917,384 has been approved for housing expenses, including temporary rental assistance, home repair costs and assistance toward replacing destroyed homes.
• $434,339 has been approved as “Other Needs Assistance” to cover essential disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental expenses and lost personal possessions.
• $1,318,500 in loans to homeowners, renters or business owners has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
• 3,509 applicants have registered with FEMA for some form of disaster assistance.
• 1,831 visits have been made at Disaster Recovery Centers operated jointly by FEMA and the State of Mississippi.
• 2,436 home inspections to confirm disaster damage have been completed.
• Teams of state and FEMA Community Relations field specialists have distributed more than 27,500 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: 7,274 residents; 1,915 businesses; 731 faith-based groups; 203 community organizations; 51 schools; 425 emergency managers, fire and law enforcement officials; 328 government officials; and, 110 post offices
Amounts approved under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program for counties affected by the May-June 2011 flooding of the Mississippi River and its tributaries are: Adams, $31,684.41; Bolivar, $697,443.35; Claiborne, $64,044.12; Coahoma, $154,071.03; DeSoto, $36,269.27; Humphreys, $300,046.19; Issaquena, $40,820.68; Jefferson, $3,891.41; Sharkey, $2,376; Tunica, $3,539,538.21; Warren, $1,538,396.12; Washington, $137,276.03; Wilkinson, $64,127.42; and, Yazoo $741,738.90.
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