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1 week remaining for March storm victims to apply for federal assistance

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Mississippians impacted by late March tornadoes and severe storms have just one week remaining to file for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration

FEMA assistance for individuals affected by the storms may cover rental assistance, temporary housing, home repairs, personal property losses, and other disaster-related needs. FEMA grants do not have to be repaid.

Those seeking FEMA aid can apply here, or at a local Disaster Recovery Center.

Disaster Recovery Center Locations:

  • Humphreys County: Humphreys County Library, 105 Hayden Street, Belzoni, Miss. 39038
  • Monroe County: Justice Court Building, 1619 Highway 25, Amory, Miss. 38821
  • Montgomery County: Montgomery County Coliseum, 200 Recreation Dr., Winona, Miss. 38967
  • Panola County: MS State University Extension Center, 245 Eureka St., Suite C, Batesville, Miss. 38606
  • Sharkey County: Heritage Manor, 431 West Race Street, Rolling Fork, Miss. 39159

Centers are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are closed on Sunday.

Applications for SBA assistance can be acquired by calling (800) 659-2955 (for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services) or by email.

To date, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency reports that 7,500 survivors have registered for FEMA assistance, more than $9.5 million in FEMA assistance has been granted to eligible survivors, and over $14.8 million in SBA home and business loans have been approved.

May 25 is the official deadline to apply for federal aid.

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