Mississippi rebuilding from disasters
Residents and communities in Mississippi are recovering from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that struck the state this spring. The strong partnership between the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency has helped many families and local governments start the recovery process.
Mississippi was hit by a catastrophic storm system that moved through the state from April 15 to April 28, spawning deadly winds, flooding and tornadoes. A massive EF-5 tornado ripped through the town of Smithville, killing 17. In all, 36 counties in the state received a presidential disaster declaration for FEMA Individual Assistance or Public Assistance.