Hurricane Season: Are you Prepared?Hurricane season is 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.
ARE YOU READY FOR A FLOOD?Flooding can happen anywhere, anytime. Mississippi has more than 5 million acres classified as floodplain, which is the fifth largest in the nation. Taking precautions now could help protect your home during a flood. Click here for more info about how to prepare for flooding.
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.
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- SEVERE WEATHER EXPECTED TO IMPACT MISSISSIPPI TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY (11/16/2015) - PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is asking residents to prepare for severe storms that are possible for Mississippi Tuesday into Wednesday. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center say the storms will be capable of … Continue reading
- SEVERE WEATHER STORM DAMAGE REPORTED TO MEMA (10/31/2015) - PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received initial damage reports from four county emergency management agencies as a result of severe weather Saturday afternoon. No injuries are reported. The counties reporting damages are as follows: Clarke: Flash flooding … Continue reading
- Heavy Rain and Severe Storms Possible For Halloween (10/30/2015) - PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is asking everyone to be prepared for possible severe weather on Saturday. The National Weather Service forecast calls for one to three inches of rain for most of the state that could cause … Continue reading