Hurricane Season: Are you Prepared?Hurricane season is underway, 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.
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- MEMA EARNS STORMREADY DESIGNATION, FIRST IN THE NATION (3/5/2014) - PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency becomes the first state emergency management agency in the nation to earn the StormReady designation from the National Weather Service. “This is a tremendous designation for the agency, knowing we have the plans … Continue reading
- Gov. Phil Bryant Issues State of Emergency for Potential Winter and Severe Weather (3/2/2014) - PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant issued a state of emergency this afternoon for the possibility of significant ice accumulations in the northern half of the state and severe thunderstorms or tornadoes in the central and southern parts of the state. … Continue reading
- ONE DEATH AND STORM DAMAGE REPORTED TO MEMA (2/21/2014) - PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received a report of one death and storm damage in 19 counties as a result of the severe weather that moved through the state Thursday. The counties reporting damages are as follows: … Continue reading