Time extension approved for winter weather damage assessments

FEMA approved the State’s request for a time extension to submit for a major disaster declaration due to the Winter Weather Event that occurred February 11-19, 2021. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is working with county emergency management agencies and FEMA to complete these joint damage assessments by April 16, 2021. 

Twelve counties have completed their assessments and have met their damage thresholds. Those counties are Adams, Covington, Jasper, Lafayette, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Leake, Noxubee, Pike, Scott, Walthall and Warren. 

The total validated figure of damages to date is $19 million. That number is subject to change as assessments continue.

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency news release

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