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 received it’s accreditation in April of 2011.
Disaster Preparedness Saves Lives and Property.
- Mississippi Winter Storm Recovery Update (2/26/2015) - PEARL – The State Emergency Operations Center has confirmed three weather related deaths as a result of the storm system that began moving through Mississippi on Tuesday. One death occurred in Hinds County, one in Lafayette County and one in … Continue reading
- MS Department of Public Safety Accident Reports from Winter Storm (2/26/2015) - Pearl— The Mississippi Department of Public Safety is reporting state troopers responded to 150 weather related accidents on state roads from the storm system that affected the state Tuesday and Wednesday. There are two confirmed deaths from accidents in Hinds … Continue reading
- Health Department Urges Residents to Take Precautions After the Storm (2/26/2015) - The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) continues to monitor the health impacts of recent severe winter weather. Significant power outages, home repairs, and flooding can create dangerous and potentially life-threatening situations. MSDH urges residents should take the following precautions: … Continue reading