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!
Please visit this page to find out the latest on flooding related to the Mississippi River.
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
MEMA ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR TEMPORARY HOUSING ASSISTANCE
( 20 March 2019 ) PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is offering assistance for storm victims who are unable to live in their homes due to the February 23-24 severe storms and widespread flooding across other areas of the state. The Temporary Housing Assistance Program (THP) will provide rental reimbursement for eligible residents who were displaced for [...]
Mississippi River Flooding
( 08 March 2019 ) Road closures: Warren County – Partially Closed Roads Floweree Road Eagle-Lakeshore Road Video of current flooding situation: Road Closures: State Route 149 at Erickson Road in Yazoo County State Route 465 between U.S. Highway 61 and Eagle Lake Shore Road (the backwater levee) in Warren County. State Route 24 at Fort Adams Pond [...]
DR-4415 Public Notice
( 25 February 2019 ) The Following Public Notice is in response to the December 27-28 Severe Storms and Flooding which lead to Federal Disaster Declaration 4415 20190225 EHP 4415-DR-MS Public Notice (004) [...]
Updated Storm Damage Reports to MEMA
( 24 February 2019 ) PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received additional damage reports from more than 30 counties due to severe storms and tornadoes on February 23rd, along with flooding that started on February 19th and is still ongoing throughout the state. These damage reports serve only as initial assessments from the county emergency management offices [...]
News conference to discuss details of the state’s temporary housing program and to update recovery efforts of statewide severe storms and flood damage.
MEMA drone footage of the Mississippi River and backwater flooding - March 2019
Do you have specialized skills that can be utilized during a natural or man-made disaster? If so, you may be an ideal candidate for our Disaster Reservists Program. This program was created to provide…
MEMA drone footage from Columbus, MS after an EF3 tornado ripped through the city on February 23rd, 2019 around 5:15 p.m.
MEMA Disability Integration Coordinator, Christy Dunaway leads the "Train the Trainer" Video on Disaster Preparedness for the access and functional needs community.
MEMA welcomes and introduces new Executive Director Greg Michel .... Gov. Phil Bryant announced on Monday, June 18, 2018, that he had appointed retired Col. Gregory S. Michel as the next Executive Di…
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