FEMA updates related to floods and storms in AR, MS and TN

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), along with other state and local organizations, is involved with responding to the recent tornado, flood and disasters that have hit our Mid-South area.

Here are links to recent media releases from FEMA about its responses to local challenges produced by the last month of storms, disasters and related problems:

More than $8.1 million in Housing Assistance and nearly $1.5 million in Other Needs Assistance(ONA) has been approved for Arkansans as of Friday. Additionally, FEMA has rushed $360,000 to the Arkansas National Guard under the Public Assistance program to help it cover costs associated with protecting the lives and property of Arkansans during the disaster.
More on this news at http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=55245

Tennesseans who suffered losses from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that hit the Volunteer State over the past month have been approved for more than $5 million in federal help. More than 8,100 Tennesseans have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance.
More on this news at http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=55257

Mississippians who live or work in 40 counties and became unemployed because of the floods, storms or tornadoes may qualify for disaster unemployment assistance. And now, the time for seeking this help is expanded to 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. seven days a week. This program helps people who don’t qualify for regular Unemployment Insurance, such as the self-employed, farmers and seasonal workers.
More on this news at http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=55261

Important: FEMA may update or change information, so please visit their media and news page at http://www.fema.gov/news/recentnews.fema for all the latest information.

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