UPDATE 5/6/14: The Lee County Sheriff Department will be removing the command unit at Auburn Baptist Church today at 6pm. We will continue to provide extra patrol in the effected areas in the county to protect the citizens and their property. There will be extra deputies patrolling these areas to ensure your safety. *******We encourage home and property owners to give anyone removing metal or scrap from your property, your name and address. When we stop persons hauling metal scrap, this will allow us to make sure the homeowner is allowing this activity. Again, thanks for your prayers and support and contact our office at 662.680.5766 if we can assist you.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Department Command Center will remain at the Auburn Baptist Church to provide extra security for the residents of the effected area. Please call 911 or 662-680-5766 if you should see or encounter any suspicious actitivity.
FEMA: Here’s a link to the FEMA website: http://www.fema.gov/
**All MEMA and FEMA staff working around the state have official identification. Residents and business owners should ask to see that identification before answering any questions. You will never be asked for personal information like bank accounts or full social security numbers. If you are in doubt about any individual claiming to be a “official” please contact your local law enforcement.
FEMA PHONE CALLS: FEMA will make calls only to people who have already registered with FEMA. The callout consists of all survivors that have registered with FEMA in declared counties, like Lee County. Applicants will be asked to verify the last four digits of their Social Security numbers, damaged dwelling address or date of birth to confirm the identity of the person who made the application. No representative of Tupelo, Lee County, MEMA or FEMA will call and ask for any other identifying information. Should someone receive a call asking for verification of a full Social Security number or banking information, they should contact the Mississippi Attorney General’s office at 1-800-281-4418 or visit www.agjimhood.com
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