FEDERAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE
FEB. 14-24, 2019 Tornadoes, Severe Storms and Flooding
This Mississippi Individual Assistance Declaration covers the following eight counties: Clay, Humphreys, Issaquena, Lowndes, Monroe, Sharkey, Warren and Yazoo.
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
Updated information for Individual Assistance due to the Feb 22-24 Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding.
( 02 October 2019 ) After Applying for FEMA Assistance, It’s Important to Keep in Touch JACKSON, Miss. – Oct. 11, 2019 It’s important to keep in touch with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after you have registered for disaster assistance. Many survivors of the storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that hit parts of Mississippi this year may [...]
MEMA AND GULF COAST COUNTIES HOLDING MULTIPLE CEREMONIES TO REMEMBER HURRICANE CAMILLE
( 16 August 2019 ) PEARL – August 17, 1969 is known as one of the most destructive days in the history of Mississippi. Saturday, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and counties on the Gulf Coast will remember that day, which is the 50th anniversary of Hurricane Camille’s landfall in the state. At 8:30 a.m., there will be a flower [...]
GULF COAST BUSINESSES MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR SBA ECONOMIC INJURY DECLARATION LOANS
( 12 August 2019 ) PEARL – Due to the Harmful Algal Bloom on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the additional water contact warnings issued by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Governor Phil Bryant may request an Economic Injury Declaration from the Small Business Administration. According to the SBA, an Economic Injury Declaration means a business is “unable to [...]
GOVERNOR BRYANT SIGNS PROCLAMATION FOR HURRICANE CAMILLE 50TH ANNIVERSARY WEEK
( 12 August 2019 ) PEARL – Saturday, August 17th will mark the 50th anniversary of Hurricane Camille’s landfall in Mississippi. To remember those who lost their lives and to remember the impact Camille had on the state, Governor Bryant has declared this week as ‘Hurricane Camille 50th Anniversary Week’. In the nighttime hours of August 17, 1969, Camille made [...]
Footage from Governor Phil Bryant's Aerial Assessment of the Yazoo Basin Backwater and MEMA's Boat Tour of the Eagle Lake Community.
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
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!
VISIT OUR MEMA4KIDS WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATIONWWW.MEMA4KIDS.ORG