Please visit this page to find out the latest on the April 18 Severe Weather & Tornadoes.
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
APRIL 18 – TORNADO OUTBREAK
( 19 April 2019 ) April 23 Update: Seven Mississippi Counties Declared Federal Disaster Areas JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant announced that President Donald Trump declared Calhoun, Chickasaw, Clay, Grenada, Lowndes, Pontotoc and Tishomingo counties as federal disaster areas on April 23, 2019. The declaration is in response to the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that impacted Mississippi from February [...]
40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PEARL RIVER FLOOD OF 1979
( 17 April 2019 ) See the video below of the Flood Anniversary Press Conference. Excuse the audio difficulties. 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 Emergency Management are providing the following recount of events as well as what [...]
APRIL 13 & 14 TORNADO OUTBREAK
( 14 April 2019 ) April 19 update: New Volunteer Reception Center Old Abundant Life Pentacostal Church, 40193 Hamilton Rd., Hamilton, MS Friday Operating Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday Operating Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sunday Operating Hours: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. VRC will remain at 40193 Hamilton Rd. next week, regular operating hours 9:00 a.m. [...]
Severe Weather Outlook for April 13th, 2019
( 12 April 2019 ) PEARL – Severe storms are expected to impact the state of Mississippi Saturday,April 13th. Below are two detailed documents on what to expect this weekend. DmediaMMBE-mail_BriefingONLY_PLACE_PDF_FILE_HEREBriefing 2019-Apr_12, Severe Wx Outbreak Likely area, NWS-J [...]
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…
News conference to discuss details of the state’s temporary housing program and to update recovery efforts of statewide severe storms and flood damage.
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