Pine Belt counties declared eligible for Isaac damage aid - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Pine Belt counties declared eligible for Isaac damage aid

FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Residents of 13 additional Mississippi counties affected by Hurricane Isaac have been declared eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance.

Forrest, Marion, George, Stone, Adams, Amite, Clarke, Hinds, Lincoln, Pike, Walthall, Warren and Wilkinson have been added to the initial list which included Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Pearl River counties.

"I don't believe there is a minimum amount," said Forrest County Board of Supervisors President David Hogan. "From my understanding it's unlike insurance where you have a deductible and you have to meet a certain amount. So I would encourage anybody that has been affected in any way by Hurricane Isaac to contact FEMA and see if they're eligible for some relief," said Hogan.

A FEMA press release regarding the expanded declaration stated that residents may register for aid to cover several type of assistance including: temporary housing, home repairs, other serious disaster-related expenses not met by insurance or other assistance programs, and low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration that may cover residential and business losses not fully compensated by insurance.

FEMA will be setting up a temporary processing center for local Isaac claims in the Forrest County storm shelter adjacent to the Lynn Cartlidge Multi-Purpose Center off of Highway 49 North.

Applicants should register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by mobile device at m.fema.gov. If online or mobile access is unavailable, applicants should call the FEMA toll-free Helpline at
(800) 621-3362. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services should call (800) 621-3362. The toll-free numbers will operate from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

People in the newly designated counties who have already registered for federal disaster assistance do not need to do so again. For more information about applications, call (800) 621-3362.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • The mother of the twins arrested in connection to Monday's triple shooting in Hattiesburg is speaking out.

    Mother of twins arrested in Hattiesburg triple shooting speaks out

    Mother of twins arrested in Hattiesburg triple shooting speaks out

    Thursday, December 14 2017 11:17 PM EST2017-12-15 04:17:58 GMT
    D’VONTE HUMBLES (left) and D’ANDRE HUMBLES (right)D’VONTE HUMBLES (left) and D’ANDRE HUMBLES (right)

    The mother of the twins arrested in connection to Monday's triple shooting in Hattiesburg is speaking out. Joyce Dawkins said her sons are being accused of a crime they didn't commit.  "Labling my twins as alleged Vice Lord members," said Dawkins.  D'Andre and D'vonte Humbles locked up for multiple charges following the triple shooting Monday in Hattiesburg at Bonhomie Apartments. Dawkins said, "D'Andre had Deidre Burns is his baby's mom. He was living ove...

    More >>

    The mother of the twins arrested in connection to Monday's triple shooting in Hattiesburg is speaking out. Joyce Dawkins said her sons are being accused of a crime they didn't commit.  "Labling my twins as alleged Vice Lord members," said Dawkins.  D'Andre and D'vonte Humbles locked up for multiple charges following the triple shooting Monday in Hattiesburg at Bonhomie Apartments. Dawkins said, "D'Andre had Deidre Burns is his baby's mom. He was living ove...

    More >>
  • Pine Belt runners react to marathon mix-up

    Pine Belt runners react to marathon mix-up

    Thursday, December 14 2017 10:47 PM EST2017-12-15 03:47:13 GMT

    Four Pine Belt runners trained for 22 weeks for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon last weekend with hopes to qualify for the Boston Marathon as a team. "We started day one and hit it everyday of every week, the whole way through," said Joshua Moore. For Moore, last weekend's marathon in Biloxi was his first.  With his training buddies, Grover Brown, Arrmon Abedikichi and Dan Vega, the four hoped to all qualify for the Boston Marathon in 2019. "We trained hard,...

    More >>

    Four Pine Belt runners trained for 22 weeks for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon last weekend with hopes to qualify for the Boston Marathon as a team. "We started day one and hit it everyday of every week, the whole way through," said Joshua Moore. For Moore, last weekend's marathon in Biloxi was his first.  With his training buddies, Grover Brown, Arrmon Abedikichi and Dan Vega, the four hoped to all qualify for the Boston Marathon in 2019. "We trained hard,...

    More >>
  • Fans line up for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" on opening night

    Fans line up for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" on opening night

    Thursday, December 14 2017 10:31 PM EST2017-12-15 03:31:26 GMT
    SOURCE: starwars.comSOURCE: starwars.com
    Tonight is the premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," and fans rushed to the Grand 18 Theatre in Hattiesburg to get a first look. The Grand 18 has been showing nothing but screenings of "Star Wars"  since 6 p.m., and fans across the Pine Belt came to prove why it is one of the highest grossing film series in history.  Fans said they're excited to see what's to come in the movie. The last showing tonight is at 11:20 p.m., but we've been ...More >>
    Tonight is the premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," and fans rushed to the Grand 18 Theatre in Hattiesburg to get a first look. The Grand 18 has been showing nothing but screenings of "Star Wars"  since 6 p.m., and fans across the Pine Belt came to prove why it is one of the highest grossing film series in history.  Fans said they're excited to see what's to come in the movie. The last showing tonight is at 11:20 p.m., but we've been ...More >>
Powered by Frankly