30 Days Later: Mississippi Recovery by the Numbers

30 Days Later: Mississippi Recovery by the Numbers

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, the U.S.
Small Business Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency
have approved more than $10.8 million in total assistance for survivors of
the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred in Mississippi from
April 28 to May 3. The following is a breakdown of that assistance.

SBA disaster loans for homeowners and renters

• More than $6.6 million in low-interest disaster loans has been approved
by SBA for 95 homeowners and renters.

FEMA Individual Assistance

• More than $4.2 million in FEMA Individual Assistance grants has been
approved to help Mississippi disaster survivors recover, including:

• Nearly $3.2 million approved for housing grants, including short-term
rental assistance and home repair costs.

• More than $1 million approved to help cover other essential
disaster-related needs such as medical and dental expenses and lost
personal possessions.

• More than 4,600 people have contacted FEMA for help, information or
referrals to other sources of disaster assistance.

• 2,411 (99 percent) home inspections completed.

• Nearly 4,000 visits to disaster recovery centers by people affected by
the disaster.

Total Federal Assistance for survivors

• More than $10.8 million in total federal disaster assistance has been
approved by FEMA and SBA.

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