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FEMA, MEMA register survivors for individual grant assistance

FEMA and MEMA employees knocked on several doors in Columbus to get tornado survivors registered for individual grant assistance.

Posted: Oct 2, 2019 6:42 PM
Updated: Oct 3, 2019 9:23 AM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) employees knocked on several doors in Columbus to get tornado survivors registered for individual grant assistance.

Jorgeluis Gonzalez was one of the FEMA disaster survivor assistance specialists registering people for assistance, looking at damage and answering questions.

He carried a tablet with him, which allows him to use one app to register survivors, give updates on their cases or refer them to the Disaster Recovery Center.

Antwon Sterling, who survived the Feb. 23 tornado, said he was thankful for FEMA and MEMA helping him Wednesday because he still needs the roof and sheetrock inside his home fixed.

FEMA opened the Disaster Recovery Center on Sept. 27 at the East Columbus Gym. The center will stay open as long as it's needed.

Survivors affected by the severe flooding brought on by storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes on Feb. 23 through March 29 can now apply for individual grant assistance, unemployment assistance and assistance with the U.S. Small Business Association. 

The deadline to apply is Nov. 19.

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