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.
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 UPDATES RECOVERY ACTIVITIES IN DESOTO COUNTY (9/16/2014) - PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is working with local officials and residents in DeSoto County to assist those affected by last Thursday‘s flooding. At Gov. Phil Bryant’s request, the U.S. Small Business Administration had damage assessment teams in … Continue reading
- GOV. BRYANT REQUESTS ASSISTANCE FOR DESOTO COUNTY (9/15/2014) - PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant has requested the Small Business Administration send damage assessment teams to Desoto County to evaluate the possibility of assistance for residents and businesses that were affected by flooding on Thursday. “I have requested that SBA … Continue reading
- Gov. Phil Bryant Issues State of Emergency for DeSoto County Following Severe Storms and Flooding (9/11/2014) - JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant has issued a state of emergency this evening for flooding in Desoto County, Miss., following severe storms and flooding that occurred earlier Thursday. A state of emergency is an administrative tool that authorizes the use … Continue reading