On April 28, 2014, Mississippi was severely affected by tornadoes, floods and storms.
Below are resources available to those who were affected:
IRS Tax Relief
The Internal Revenue Service announced that the affected victims of the severe storms may qualify for tax relief. For complete details, click here, visit the IRS website at www.irs.gov, or call 800-829-1040.
Disaster Unemployment Assistance
The Mississippi Department of Employment Security announced that workers in affected counties who are permanently or temporarily unemployed due to the disaster may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. For more information, click here, or visit www.mdes.ms.gov.
Federal Disaster Loans
The U.S. Small Business Administration issued a disaster declaration which covers the counties of Itawamba, Lee, Lowndes, Madison, Rankin, Wayne and Winston in Mississippi which are eligible for both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA. For more information, click here, or visit www.sba.gov.
Free Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccinations are available at health departments in federally declared disaster counties. For complete details, click here, or visit www.healthyms.com.
Avoid Fraudulent Contractors
Tips from the Office of the Attorney General and the Mississippi Board of Contractors on how to avoid fraudulent contractors, click here.
Volunteer or Make a Donation
American Red Cross (1-800-RED-CROSS)
The Salvation Army (601-982-4881)
The CREATE Foundation (662-844-8989)
Mississippi Emergency Management Agency