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FNS Disaster Assistance

Mississippi Disaster Nutrition Assistance

Incident: Hurricane Ida

When: Began on Aug. 29, 2021

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • On Sept. 5, 2021, FNS approved the Mississippi Department of Human Services request to waive timely reporting of food loss for households in 38 counties. This waiver approval allows impacted households to make a request for replacement of regular SNAP benefits, as well as August 2021 SNAP Emergency Allotments issued on Aug. 3, 2021, for food purchased with SNAP benefits that was lost as a result of power outages from Hurricane Ida that began on Aug. 29, 2021. The waiver will be in effect through Sept. 20, 2021.

 

Incident: Hurricane Zeta

When: Began Oct. 28, 2020

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • On Nov. 5, 2020, FNS approved Mississippi's request to waive requirements for timely reporting of food loss for households in the thirteen counties listed below. This waiver approval allows households to make a request for replacement of SNAP benefits through Nov. 27, 2020. These replacement benefits allow households to replace food lost as a result of Hurricane Zeta and power outages that began on Oct. 28, 2020.

    Impacted counties:
    Clarke, Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Jones, Lamar, Pearl River, Perry, Stone, and Wayne counties.

 

Incident: Tornado

When: Began April 12, 2020

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • FNS has approved the Mississippi Department of Human Service's April 17, 2020, request to waive the 10-day reporting requirement under SNAP for replacement of food purchased with SNAP benefits that was lost as a result of severe tornadoes that occurred on April 12, 2020. The waiver will allow affected households to make a request for replacement of SNAP benefits through May 4, 2020.

 

Incident: Flooding

When: Began Feb. 10, 2020

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • On Feb. 26, 2020, FNS approved Mississippi's request to waive timely reporting of food loss for households in the counties requested. This waiver approval allows households in the affected counties of Attala, Carroll, Chickasaw, Claiborne, Clay, Copiah, Greene, Grenada, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Leake, Leflore, Madison, Quitman, Rankin, Warren, Washington, Wilkinson and Yazoo to make a request for replacement of SNAP benefits through March 11, 2020. These replacement SNAP benefits allows households to replace food lost due to power outages and flooding caused by severe weather that began on Feb. 10, 2020.

 

Incident: Tornadoes and Severe Weather

When: Began Jan. 21, 2017

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • On Jan. 30, 2017, FNS approved the state's request to extend the amount of time SNAP recipients in Lauderdale County had to request food purchased with SNAP benefits that was destroyed due to tornadoes, high winds and hail. SNAP recipients in Lauderdale County had until Feb. 11, 2017, to report their food losses and request replacement SNAP benefits from their local offices. Replacements were authorized for the amount of loss, not to exceed the monthly allotment for the household.

 

Mississippi Disaster Response Website
If you think you may be eligible for disaster food assistance in your state, please contact your local state office.

09/08/2021