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Over 3,500 Mississippi households assisted by $28M following March tornadoes

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It’s been over two months since the late March tornadoes and severe storms devastated communities across Mississippi.

Since the storms hit, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has helped more than 3,500 households with disaster assistance.

More than $10.3 million in FEMA Individual and Households Program grants were awarded to eligible homeowners and renters in Carroll, Humphreys, Monroe, Montgomery, Panola, and Sharkey counties. These grants help pay for uninsured and underinsured losses and storm-related damage, including:

    • More than $6.3 million in housing grants to help pay for home repair, home replacement, and rental assistance for temporary housing.
    • Nearly $4 million in Other Needs Assistance grants to help pay for personal property replacement and other serious storm-related needs—such as moving and storage fees, transportation, childcare, and medical and dental expenses.

Additionally, the Small Business Administration has approved more than $17.7 million in long-term, low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and non-profit organizations — to repair, rebuild, or replace the disaster-damaged physical property and to cover economic injury.

In total, federal support for households now totals more than $28 million.

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