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MDES offering disaster assistance in two storm-torn counties

FORREST COUNTY and LAMAR COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security says individuals in Forrest and Lamar counties unable to work because of the recent tornadoes and storms may apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. MDES officials say in a news release that people who live or work in one of the affected counties and could not work because of ...

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Cochran wants White House to support federal disaster law changes

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is asking Obama administration officials to support changing federal disaster laws that draw out recovery work following major disasters. Cochran serves on the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee that conducted a hearing on Hurricane Sandy response and recovery issues. The hearing occurred as congressional appropriations panels await the administration’s request for supplemental ...

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Deadline nearing for flood disaster assistance

WEST MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is urging Mississippi flood disaster victims to register for disaster assistance. The last day for registration is July 11. Eligible homeowners, renters and businesses who suffered losses in the flooding between May 3 and June 17 and who live in the 14 designated counties may be eligible for housing assistance grants that ...

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Federal flood assistance nears $9M

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 ...

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Flood disaster assistance deadline approaching

WEST MISSISSIPPI — The deadline for Mississippi flood disaster survivors to register for federal disaster assistance is July 11. Homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered losses in the flooding that began May 3 and live in the 14 declared counties may be eligible for housing assistance grants that include funds to rent a place to live while rebuilding; minor ...

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Federal assistance to storm victims nears $12M

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Federal assistance 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 has reached $11,667,808. Here is a summary through June 8, of all federal assistance to individuals who suffered losses due to the storms and tornadoes of April 2011: • ...

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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 ...

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More counties eligible for assistance following April storms

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Gov. Haley Barbour announced that 36 counties affected by the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes April 15-April 28 are now eligible for public assistance reimbursement through FEMA. Public assistance provides a reimbursement grant of 75 percent of eligible costs for the following: debris removal, emergency protective measures and repairs to road systems, bridges, public-owned buildings, water control ...

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SBA closing four oil spill recovery centers

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that due to a steady decrease of activity, the Business Recovery Centers established in George, Hancock and Stone counties to assist those affected by the Deepwater BP Oil Spill will close Sept. 29, at 5 p.m. However, small businesses can still contact SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800- 659-2955 for information ...

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Total disaster assistance tops $4.6M

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Federal and state agencies have approved more than $4.6 million in the past five weeks to help people recover from tornadoes, floods and severe storms this spring in Mississippi. Of that total, more than $3.5 million has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency for housing and other needs. The ...

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