FEMA

FEMA Intake Centers closing Saturday

If you had damage from Hurricane Ida and need help applying for federal disaster assistance you only have two more days to visit a FEMA Intake Center. FEMA will be closing…

Deadline approaching for FEMA Zeta disaster help

If you suffered Hurricane Zeta damage, a major deadline for disaster assistance is quickly approaching. The deadline to apply for FEMA Zeta disaster assistance is Monday, March 1st, the last day you can apply for FEMA funds…

Two weeks left to apply for Hurricane Zeta disaster relief

The deadline for Mississippians to apply for federal disaster assistance is March 1st, 2021. Victims in George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, and Stone counties can register with FEMA in several ways: By visiting disasterassistance.gov By using the…

FEMA Zeta Disaster Assistance update

Thousands of home owners, renters, and business owners in South Mississippi are getting some much needed help to make repairs and rebound from Hurricane Zeta thanks to disaster assistance being allocated by the SBA and FEMA. As…

$32M FEMA grant to help assist MS in vaccine distribution

FEMA is providing Mississippi with the boost our state needs when it comes to the COVID vaccine. FEMA is allocating a $32 million grant to the state of Mississippi for MEMA to use to assist in vaccine distribution efforts. The…

Hurricane Zeta damage still evident in South Mississippi

It’s been just over three months since Hurricane Zeta made landfall, wreaking havoc in South Mississippi and beyond. Chances are if you just look around, there are still visible signs of the category two storm’s damage, but…

FEMA assistance will not affect other benefits

Applying for federal disaster assistance from FEMA will not affect other federal benefits that Mississippi disaster survivors may receive. Homeowners, renters, non-profits, and others now have the opportunity to apply for FEMA disaster assistance to help with…

Point Cadet Plaza Playground resurfacing project complete

Following its closure at the beginning of the year, the playground at Point Cadet Plaza in Biloxi is ready to reopen. Due to the effects of Hurricane Nate, the playground had to close. Saltwater from Biloxi Bay washed up into…

FEMA on Hurricane Michael

As Hurricane Michael bears down on Florida’s Gulf Coast, officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency are warning those in its path to take the storm seriously. Michael is now a category 4 storm with winds of 145 miles per…

Biloxi Fire Department receives grant

The Biloxi Fire Department will now be able to fill every fire station with workout equipment. This is all thanks to FEMA’s assistant to firefighters grant. The amount awarded to Biloxi totaled over $150,000. The fire department has applied for…

Reform of National Flood Insurance Program

Reform could be coming to FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program. Mississippi’s U.S. Senator Thad Cochran helped author a bill that would limit rate hikes, cut waste, and invest more in flood risk mitigation. If passed, the bill would cap annual…

Flood Ordinance Meeting

This afternoon, the Bay St. Louis city council will hold a meeting in hopes of making sure residents don't lose flood insurance. During a meeting earlier this week, mayor les Fillingame gave the council a letter from the Mississippi emergency…