Mississippi Emergency Management Agency

09/08/2023 | Press release | Archived content

FEMA Approves Twelve Additional Counties for Public Assistance for June 14-19 Severe Weather and Tornadoes

JACKSON, Miss. - Governor Reeves today announced thatFEMA approved Mississippi's request for additional counties to receive public assistance following June tornadoes and severe weather (DR-4727-MS). Throughout the week of June 14-19, 2023, Mississippi experienced a record-setting 18 tornadoes (19 total for the month of June). With the additional counties, a total of 28 counties and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians are now eligible to apply for federal public assistance.

After further assessments, the following twelve counties can apply for public assistance for FEMA Disaster 4727: Adams, Amite, Attala, Franklin, Greene, Holmes, Humphreys, Itawamba, Jones, Perry, Warren, and Yazoo.

Here's a complete list of counties approved by FEMA for public assistance: Adams, Amite, Attala, Claiborne, Copiah, Covington, Franklin, Greene, Holmes, Humphreys, Itawamba, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lawrence, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Perry, Rankin, Scott, Simpson, Smith, Warren, Wayne, and Yazoo and Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

The purpose of the Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program is to support municipalities and counties recovering from major disasters by providing them with grant assistance for debris removal, life-saving emergency protective measures, and restoring public infrastructure. This assistance is not for homeowners or business owners.