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Five Years of Progress after Historic Tornadoes

Atlanta -- Five years after tornadoes devastated the southeast and resulted in four federal disaster declarations in five days, hard-hit communities are building back stronger. To date, assistance to residents and communities in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee from the Federal Emergency Management Agency totals more than $504 million.

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Digital Preliminary Flood Maps for Coastal Areas of Flagler County Ready for Public Viewing

ATLANTA-- Newly revised preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for coastal areas of Flagler County, FL will be available for residents to review at a public open house at the Hammock Community Center on May 5, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Flood maps show the extent to which areas are at risk for flooding, and when updated maps become effective they are used to help determine flood insurance and building requirements.

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Mitigation Advice Available at Olive Branch Home Depot

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters? Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists are in Olive Branch to answer questions on building stronger.

Advisers are available April 28 to May 3 at the Home Depot at 7740 Craft Goodman Road in Olive Branch. They will be in the store today from noon to 7 p.m. and Friday through Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Mitigation Advice Available at Brookhaven and Laurel Home Improvement Stores

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters?

Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists are in Brookhaven and Laurel to answer questions on building stronger.

Advisers are available April 28 through May 3 at the Home Depot at 101 Stribling Road in Brookhaven and at Lowe’s at 1490 Highway 15 N. in Laurel. They will be in the stores today from noon to 7 p.m. and Friday through Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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FEMA Urges Survivors to visit Disaster Recovery Centers Before They Close

RIDGELAND, Miss. – State and federal disaster recovery centers in Washington and Bolivar counties will close this week. March storm survivors are encouraged to bring their questions about applications or appeals to the centers while recovery experts are available.

Recovery center hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Locations are:

Bolivar County (Closing Friday, April 29, 6 p.m.)

Willard R. Samuel Jr. Gymnasium

700 N. Chrisman Ave.

Cleveland, MS 38732         

Washington County (Closing Thursday, April 28, 6 p.m.)

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Temporary Housing Help Available from FEMA for Displaced Survivors

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippians whose homes were destroyed or made unlivable by the recent storms and flooding can turn to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance.

FEMA and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, as well as local communities, are committed to helping survivors find options for safe housing following the disaster that began March 9. FEMA also wants to help survivors return to their homes.

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FEMA Advice Available at Vicksburg Home Improvement Store

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters? FEMA mitigation specialists will be available in Vicksburg to answer questions on building stronger.

Advisers will be available April 23-April 26 at the following locations:

  • Home Depot, 50 Halls Ferry Park Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180

  • The hours are: Saturday, noon to 7 p.m., Sunday through Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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