Total federal assistance approved for survivors of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred from April 28 through May 3, 2014 in 12 Mississippi counties is close to $19.7 million, according to the government.
The disaster assistance approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) include:
- Nearly $14.2 million in low-interest disaster loans by SBA for 229 homeowners, renters and businesses.
- Nearly $5.5 million in FEMA individual assistance grants to help disaster survivors recover, including more than $4 million for housing grants, including short-term rental assistance and home repair costs, and nearly $1.5 million for other needs such as medical, dental and funeral expenses as well as repair or replacement of personal property.
According to FEMA, more than 5,300 people sought help or information during the 60-day registration period that ended June 30. Nearly 3,000 (99 percent) home inspections have been completed.
Monday, June 30, was the deadline for Mississippians to register with FEMA for individual assistance and submit SBA disaster loan applications.