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CORRECTION: Disaster Recovery Center Closings Wednesday and Friday

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 12:23

JACKSON, Miss. – The disaster recovery center in Waynesboro will be open only Tuesday and Wednesday, May 27-28, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., then closed.

In Columbus, the disaster recovery center located on Stadium Road will be open Tuesday through Friday, May 27-30, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., then closed.

All six centers currently open in Mississippi will be closed Sunday and Memorial Day.

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FEMA Rebuilding Experts to Provide Advice in Tupelo

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 12:20

JACKSON, Miss. – Residents in the Tupelo area can learn how to build or rebuild to reduce the likelihood of damage the next time severe storms, tornadoes or floods hit. Federal Emergency Management Agency’s mitigation experts know how and they are sharing their knowledge.

FEMA mitigation specialists will be at Lowe’s in Tupelo for five days next week to discuss specific methods with anyone who stops by. They will have free booklets and pamphlets with additional details.

Tuesday, May 27, through Saturday, May 31


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Survivors Have until Next Week to Visit two Disaster Recovery Centers

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 16:04

JACKSON, Miss. – Survivors have until 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, to visit the disaster recovery center located on Stadium Drive in Columbus and until 6 p.m. Friday, May 30, to visit the disaster recovery center in Waynesboro. Both centers will be closed this Sunday and Memorial Day and then reopen for two and four days respectively.

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More Than $10 Million Approved for Mississippi Disaster Survivors

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:58

JACKSON, Miss. Federal assistance approved for disaster survivors in 12 Mississippi counties has reached more than $10 million.

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Federal Aid for Alabama Disaster Tops $12 Million

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:33

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- More than $12 million has been approved through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $3 million through its low-interest disaster loan program.

The following numbers, compiled May 23, provide a snapshot of the Alabama/FEMA disaster recovery to date:

Funds approved

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Disaster Recovery Centers Will Be Open Memorial Day

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:03

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Disaster recovery centers will remain open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, to assist survivors of the recent severe storms and flooding in Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties.

Operating hours of the centers are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., until further notice.

Center locations are:

Escambia County

Brownsville Community Center

3100 W. DeSoto St.

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Florida Survivors Have Access to a Wide Array of Disaster Services

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:56

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The Florida Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are working together to connect survivors to a wide array of disaster services and resources. This includes crucial help for people who are experiencing disaster-related unemployment, legal issues or stress.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

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