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Federal Emergency Management Agency

City gets grant for center

Oxford will receive the only FEMA grant funding this year for $750,000 to build an emergency management center on Molly Barr Road. (August 29, 2011, Page 1A)

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    Storm victims face Tuesday deadline

    The last day for victims of the April 27th storms to register for federal assistance is Tuesday. So far, in Lafayette County, 191 people have registered for help. (June 27, 2011, Page 1)

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      Quake threat real

      Officials from MEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, local emergency managers from surrounding counties, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other emergency response agencies have been attending the Earthquake Mid-Term Planning Conference this week in Oxford to discuss the state’s preparedness for earthquakes and the threats posed to north Mississippi as part of Earthquake Awareness Week. (January 21, 2011, Page 1A, 5A)

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        County storm victims begin to see grant money

        Since an EF2 tornado ripped through Abbeville in May, more than $40,000 in funds have been approved for Lafayette County residents affected by the storm.
        The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency have approved more than $3.5 million in grants to help eligible disaster survivors in Mississippi with housing and other serious disaster-related needs. Housing assistance included funds for temporary rental payments, home repairs, support toward replacing a destroyed home, or temporary housing units such as travel trailers or mobile homes. (June 9, 2010, Page 2)

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          FEMA offers advice; info on keeping homes safe

          The Federal Emergency Management Agency is on hand throughout the week at the Oxford Home Depot to offer suggestions on how to keep homes safe when severe weather strikes. (June 3, 2010, Page 1)

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            Help still available for tornado victims

            After being open for two days, 18 storm victims have visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Recovery Center in Abbeville, according to FEMA spokeswoman Renee Bafalis. About 13 have also registered for emergency relief services online, Bafalis said. Federal and state programs have been made available for those who have registered. (May 20, 2010, Page 1)

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              FEMA sets up in Abbeville

              With President Barack Obama’s federal disaster declaration for several north Mississippi counties on Friday, disaster assistance is now available for those who suffered damages or losses due to the severe weather and tornado outbreak on May 2 that left six dead, including an Abbeville woman. (May 17, 2010, Page 1A)

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                MEMA, FEMA assess local tornado damage

                The number of homes damaged by the F2 tornado that ripped through Abbeville early Sunday morning is higher than emergency management officials first estimated, although most of the damage is minor, Lafayette County Emergency Management Coordinator David Shaw said. (May 7, 2010, Page 2A)

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