Senator Hyde-Smith believes preparedness is imperative to protecting lives and property when severe storms and natural disasters hit Mississippi and other areas of the country.  A state-level lawmaker when Hurricane Katrina devastated the state, she recognizes the role of the federal government in helping individuals, communities, and the state rebound after such disasters.  Senator Hyde-Smith supports the Federal Emergency Management Agency and efforts to improve the agency’s effectiveness.


MISS. SENATORS ANNOUNCE $18.6 MILLION TO HELP REPAIR FLOOD-DAMAGED FEDERAL ROADWAYS

MISS. SENATORS ANNOUNCE $18.6 MILLION TO HELP REPAIR FLOOD-DAMAGED FEDERAL ROADWAYS

MDOT & U.S. Army Corps Can Use Emergency Relief Funding for Recovery Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today announced the approval of $18.6 million in emergency relief to repair or reconstruct flood-damaged transportation infrastructure.

The U.S. Department of Transportation will award the funding to the Mississippi Department of Transportation and...

HYDE-SMITH, WICKER INTRODUCE BILL TO REIN IN CLEAN WATER ACT VETO AUTHORITY

HYDE-SMITH, WICKER INTRODUCE BILL TO REIN IN CLEAN WATER ACT VETO AUTHORITY

Bill Would Immediately Nullify Yazoo Backwater Veto as Senators Continue to Push Federal Agencies to Help Alleviate Perpetual Flooding in South Mississippi Delta

073119 - Flood Floor Speech

VIDEO:  Senators Hyde-Smith and Wicker Address Yazoo Backwater Flooding.
VIDEO:  Senator Hyde-Smith Clip.
VIDEO:  Senator Wicker Clip.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today introduced legislation that would...

HYDE-SMITH JOINS BOLD BID TO REMAKE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM

HYDE-SMITH JOINS BOLD BID TO REMAKE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM

Miss. Senator is Lead Cosponsor of Bipartisan Reform Bill to Ensure Affordability and a Better Return on Investment for Troubled FEMA Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today said Mississippians would benefit from more affordable premiums and greater certainty under a major bipartisan bill introduced Thursday to remake the troubled National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Hyde-Smith is a lead...

$18.6 million approved to repair flood-damaged infrastructure

Vicksburg Post

$18.6 million approved to repair flood-damaged infrastructure

By Staff Reports

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker announced Friday the approval of $18.6 million in emergency relief to repair or reconstruct flood-damaged transportation...

Flood recovery: Don’t lose sight of bigger mission

Vicksburg Post

Flood recovery: Don’t lose sight of bigger mission

By Vicksburg Post Editorial Board

As the cleanup from the historic Yazoo Backwater Area flood gets into full swing, it would be easy for us to get lost in the mud, the muck and the debris, and lose sight of the fight that remains in...

Responding to the New Reality: Problems With the NFIP

Daily Dos News

Responding to the New Reality: Problems With the NFIP

Daily Dose

As Hurricane Barry’s projected damage from flood and wind losses approaches between $500 million and $900 million, according to CoreLogic, some are saying that building in flood zones has become increasingly dangerous....