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APRIL 13 & 14
Please visit this page to find out the latest on the April 13 & 14 tornado outbreak.
FEB. 19-24, 2019
SEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES AND FLOODING INFO
MEMA is assisting the affected counties with initial damage assessments and resource coordination in response to today’s tornado outbreak. We will provide more information here as we receive it.
Mississippi weather changes quickly. MEMA keeps you current with the latest forecast, any potential severe weather conditions and up-to-the-minute status when dangerous weather in in progress. Depend on MEMA for the latest, most accurate weather information affecting Mississippi and the area in which you live and work.
MEMA is your trusted resource for up-to-date news and information about emergency conditions, ways to properly prepare yourself, your family and your property to withstand any type of emergency situation. Always check here first for current headlines and instructions.
MEMA4KIDS is all about preparedness. We want to give students in grades K-8 the information, tools, strategies, and the peace of mind needed to be fully disaster prepared. After watching the videos and playing the online activities, students will be able to take the lead in showing their friends, family and community how to stay safe in an emergency. We’re helping kids become true-blue Preparedness Pals!
Our mission, at the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, is to safeguard Mississippi and her citizens by fostering a culture of preparedness, executing timely response during disaster, and quickly restoring quality of life post event. Emergency Management is a comprehensive approach for administering and governing efforts in mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
Recognizing that emergency management begins and ends at the local level, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is a vital asset for the state of Mississippi. Regardless of the threat, MEMA will plan and prepare for emergency scenarios, respond to and support local EMAs during emergency events, and coordinate and resource recovery efforts in the wake of a disaster.
– GREG MICHEL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTORREAD MORE >>
– CLAYTON FRENCH, OFFICE OF RECOVERY DIRECTOR
– BRIAN OLIER, OFFICE OF PREPAREDNESS DIRECTOR
– JANA HENDERSON, OFFICE OF MITIGATION DIRECTOR
– JOHN B. VINZANT, OFFICE OF OUTREACH SERVICES DIRECTOR
Pearl River County Emergency Services have concluded rescue operations
( 13 May 2019 ) We have concluded rescue operations and the shelter in Poplarville is closed as of 08:00. this morning. As the water recedes and you are able to return to your homes please let us know if you have any damage. This includes homes, businesses or agricultural. Call 601.688.0813 to report damage or being displaced. We will [...]
Gov. Bryant issues State of Emergency for Severe Storms and Flooding
( 12 May 2019 ) PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a State of Emergency in response to the severe storms and flooding that have impacted the state, beginning on May 8th, 2019. The State of Emergency covers all counties and municipalities that were affected by the severe weather. A state of emergency is an administrative tool that authorizes [...]
West Hobolochitto Creek Near McNeill at Major Flood Stage
( 12 May 2019 ) MCNEILL, Miss. – The West Hobolochitto Creek near McNeill, which is in Pearl River County, has reached major flood stage. The creek’s level Sunday morning is 22.42 feet and is expected to rise to 24 feet by this afternoon. It has risen 16.38 feet since Thursday. According to the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service, widespread flooding will occur [...]
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Vicksburg District Updates on Conditions in the Yazoo Backwater Area
( 11 May 2019 ) VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District met with local Warren County officials May 10 at the district’s headquarters building in Vicksburg to provide an overview of current and forecasted conditions in the Yazoo Backwater area and discuss the implications of these conditions on Eagle Lake. Additionally, district engineers provided [...]
Governor Phil Bryant and MEMA Executive Director Greg Michel update on the Mississippi River / Backwater flooding. May 22, 2019
Mississippi River / Backwater flooding - updated drone footage - May 22, 2019
MEMA Executive Director Greg Michel provides an update on the storm recovery efforts from the April 18th tornado outbreak.
This week marks the 40th anniversary of the devastating Pearl River flood. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), along with the National Weather Service-Jackson, Hinds and Rankin County …
April 14 MEMA news conference featuring Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and MEMA Executive Director Greg Michel on the April 13-14 Severe Weather and Tornadoes that impacted the state. ... MEMA is co…
Earlier this week, Governor Phil Bryant, MEMA Executive Director Greg Michel, FEMA and the Mississippi National Guard conducted an aerial tour with of the Mississippi River and its backwaters flooding…
MEMA4KIDS is all about preparedness.
We want to give students in grades K-8 the information, tools, strategies, and the peace of mind needed to be fully disaster prepared. After watching the videos and playing the online activities, students will be able to take the lead in showing their friends, family and community how to stay safe in an emergency.
We’re helping kids become true-blue Preparedness Pals!
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