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Mississippi Storms Flooding 2015

Severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding devastated areas in Mississippi from December 23 to December 28, 2015.  The President made a major disaster declaration for Mississippi on January 4, 2016.

For DR 4248, the December storms and flooding, Individual and Household Assistance is available to those in Benton, Coahoma, Marshal , Quitman and Tippah Counties.

Disaster Legal Services has been implemented for these tornadoes, storms and flooding in Mississippi.  The hotline number below applies to this activation. It is provided through FEMA under 44 CFR 206.164

Note:  THE FEMA APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 4, 2016.  Apply to FEMA to trigger the SBA Disaster loan process. THE SBA APPLICATION DEADLINE IS ALSO MARCH 4, 2016.  

Key resources for those affected by the flooding:

Residents and businesses affected by the December storms and flooding can apply for government disaster relief benefits online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov. 

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY TO FEMA IS MARCH 4, 2016.  YOU MUST PUT IN YOUR SBA APPLICATION BY MARCH 4, 2016 TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE. 

Individuals, including those who use 711 relay or VRS, can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) while those who use TTY can call 1-800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EDT seven days a week until further notice.

Another option is to register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov  or via web-enabled phone or tablet at m.fema.gov.

  • If you need to appeal a FEMA denial on your own, please see here to get an interactive form to appeal and letter requesting a copy of your file.
  • You can also find resources on this site under For People Who Need Help.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest on the News page.

 

Other helpful resources to help address legal needs resulting from this disaster:

News Items:

FEMA Helps Mississippi January 9, 2016