Hurricane Season: Are you Prepared?Hurricane season is underway, June 1 to Nov. 30. Do you have a plan? Personal hurricane plans should be designed so you can take quick action when a storm is approaching. Have the conversation with your family about hurricane preparedness now. Click here for more information about hurricane preparedness.
MEMA’s “Safe Place to Go” ProgramMEMA’s Safe Room Program, “A Safe Place to Go” is NOT accepting applications, as funding was exhausted for the program in 2011. If MEMA receives funding for the program in the future, we will do extensive media promotions to notify residents in eligible counties about the program and how citizens may participate. Click here for more information about safe room standards.
MEMA is EMAP accreditedThe Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP), an independent non-profit organization, is a standard-based voluntary assessment & peer review accreditation process for government programs responsible for coordinating prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery activities for natural & human-caused disasters. MEMA recieved it’s accreditation in April of 2011.
Disaster Preparedness Saves Lives and Property.
- MEMA URGES RESIDENTS TO PREPARE FOR WINTER WEATHER (12/5/2013) - PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency wants residents to prepare for the possibility of winter weather beginning Friday and continuing through the weekend. The National Weather Service predicts rain, freezing rain, sleet and ice accumulation as temperatures drop to … Continue reading
- Heavy Rain, Winter Weather Expected Across Mississippi (11/25/2013) - Pearl – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is asking residents to be aware of the potential for heavy rain, flooding and the possibility of snow Tuesday through Wednesday. The National Weather Service is forecasting as much as six inches of rain in portions … Continue reading
- ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY RECEIVES STORMREADY DESIGNATION (11/22/2013) - PEARL – Alcorn State University is the fifth Mississippi university to receive the StormReady designation from the National Weather Service. “University campuses can be impacted by tornadoes, as was the case last February when the University of Southern Mississippi was … Continue reading