Major Disaster Declared for Mississippi
Posted by feww on January 5, 2016
Mississippi Declared Federal Disaster Area
Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4248)
- Incident period: December 23, 2015 to December 28, 2015
- Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 04, 2016
The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Mississippi due to severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of December 23-28, 2015.
The areas that were hardest hit by the disasters include the counties of Benton, Coahoma, Marshall, Quitman, and Tippah.
Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments, federal officials said.
Federal Disaster Declarations (2015)
The federal government has proclaimed 44 Major Disaster Declaration [DR 4205-4248] for a U.S. state/tribal area/territory so far this year. Additionally, the government has issued three Emergency Declarations, EM-3372 and EM-3374, and 34 Fire Management Assistance Declarations [FM-5084 to FM-5117] for the year to date.
Major Disaster Declarations Since October 2015
- Federal Emergency Declared for Missouri [EM-3374] January 3, 2016
- Major Disaster Declared for Oklahoma [DR-4247] December 30, 2015
- Major Disaster Declared for Idaho [DR-4246] December 28, 2015
- Major Disaster Declared for Texas [DR-4245] November 26, 2015
- Major Disaster Declared in Alaska [DR-4244] October 31, 2015
- 2ND Major Disaster Declaration for Washington [DR-4243] October 22, 2015
- Major Disaster Declared for Washington [DR-4242] October 16, 2015
- Major Disaster Declared in South Carolina [DR-4241] October 6, 2015
- Federal Disaster Declarations
- Agricultural Disasters Index