Federal Aid for Mississippi Tornado Victims Tops $2.4 Million

Nearly one month after the April 23-24 tornadoes, federal disaster assistance provided to tornado survivors reached more than $2.4 million, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

More than 1,600 individuals, families and businesses registered for some type of assistance. Approved funds included low-interest loans, and grants for temporary housing expenses, essential home repairs and other serious disaster-related needs.

According to officials, the assistance provided includes:

“With help from their neighbors, voluntary agencies, local government, MEMA and FEMA, tornado survivors are working hard to get back on their feet,” said MEMA Director Mike Womack. “We’re proud of the recovery so far, but there’s more work to do.”