FEMA approves $5.5 million for assistance in Mississippi so far.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 11th, 2012 at 8:14 am

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Federal emergency management officials hit the ground running as soon as the president declared a major state of emergency Aug. 29 to offer support to Hurricane Isaac disaster survivors.

The biggest message coming from the federal agency has been: Register for help.

As of Monday, $5,481,684 has been approved for financial assistance statewide, FEMA spokesman Tim Tyson said, adding that most of that amount comes from the four counties of Jackson, Harrison, Hancock and Pearl River.

The deadline for registration is usually 60 days after the declaration of emergency, which is projected to be around Oct. 28.