30 Days Later: Mississippi recovery by the numbers

From press reports

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.

Homeowners working on the cleanup earlier in the month.

Homeowners working on the cleanup earlier in the month.

SBA disaster loans for homeowners and renters

  • More than $8.2 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.

For more information on Mississippi disaster recovery, including additional stories, blogs and photos, go to FEMA.gov/Disaster/4175. Visit MEMA at msema.org or on Facebook at facebook.com/msemaorg.