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MADISON, Miss. –The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and FEMA will permanently close the Mobile Disaster Recovery Center at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Miss., at 6 p.m. June 25. 

This center will relocate and open in Bolton, Miss., at 8 a.m. June 27 to help survivors affected by the April 8-11, 2024, severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding. 

Specialists from FEMA, the State of Mississippi and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be at the center to help survivors apply for federal disaster assistance, check the status of their application, answer questions and provide referrals to resources.

The mobile center will now be located at:
Hinds County Public Works Department parking lot (look for the FEMA and MEMA signage)
10000 I-20 Frontage Road
Bolton, MS 39041

Opening: 8 a.m. June 27
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The center is closed on Sunday.

In addition, the following recovery centers are already open:

Hinds County
Smith-Wills Stadium parking lot (look for the FEMA and MEMA signage)
1200 Cool Papa Bell Drive
Jackson, MS 39216

Humphreys County
Humphreys County Multipurpose Building (look for the FEMA and MEMA signage across the street from Willard Jack Trucking)
417 Silver City Road
Belzoni, MS 39038

Madison County
Karl M. Banks Emergency Services Complex (look for the FEMA and MEMA signage)
1633 West Peace St.
Canton, MS 39046

Neshoba County
Dixon Volunteer Fire Department (look for the FEMA and MEMA signage)
14800

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WASHINGTON– FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance is available to the state of Iowa to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, straight-line winds and tornadoes beginning June 16, 2024, and continuing.  

The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Clay, Emmet, Lyon, Plymouth and Sioux counties. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster. 

Federal funding is also available to state, tribal and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for debris removal and emergency protective measures in Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Plymouth and Sioux counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide. 

DuWayne Tewes has been named Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas. Additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of damage assessments. 

Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated areas can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, by calling 1-800-621-3362 or by using the FEMA App. If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service. 

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MADISON, Miss. – Two weeks after a federal disaster declaration was issued for Mississippi, more than $1.3 million in FEMA assistance has been approved for survivors of the April 8-11, 2024, severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding. 

These grants help pay for uninsured and underinsured losses and storm-related damage to eligible homeowners and renters across Hancock, Hinds, Humphreys, Madison, Neshoba and Scott counties. The total includes:

More than $906,000 in Housing Assistance to help pay for home repair, home replacement and rental assistance.More than $476,000 in Other Needs Assistance 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.

Survivors have until August 9, 2024, to apply for assistance. 

How to Apply for Assistance

Survivors can apply for FEMA assistance the following ways:

Go online to DisasterAssistance.govDownload the FEMA mobile app  Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. The helpline is available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time in most languages. If you use video relay service, captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA your number for that service. Visit a Disaster Recovery Center. To find the location of all open centers, visit fema.gov/drc.

For the latest information on recovery from the April tornadoes, visit msema.org and www.fema.gov/disaster/4790. On X/Twitter follow MEMA @MSEMA and FEMA Region 4 @femaregion4.

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BOTHELL, Wash. –  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Slide Ranch Fire burning on Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation tribal land and in Yakima County, Washington. 

The state of Washington’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) was approved by FEMA Region 10 Administrator Willie G. Nunn on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at 10:48 p.m. PT. He determined that the Slide Ranch Fire threatened to cause such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. This is the first FMAG declared in 2024 to help fight Washington wildfires. 

At the time of the state’s request, the wildfire threatened homes and tribal cultural resources in and around the communities of White Swan and Harrah.

FMAGs are provided through the President’s Disaster Relief Fund and are made available by FEMA to assist in fighting fires that threaten to cause a major disaster. Eligible items can include expenses for field camps; equipment use, repair, and replacement; mobilization and demobilization activities; and tools, materials, and supplies. This authorization makes FEMA funding available to pay 75 percent of the state’s eligible firefighting costs under an approved grant for managing, mitigating, and controlling designated fires. These grants do not provide assistance to individual home or business owners and do not cover other infrastructure damage caused by the fire. 

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