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.
- FALL SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS: TORNADOES (10/29/2014) - PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service are highlighting the dangers of tornadoes for Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week. In 2014, Mississippi has experienced 27 tornadoes, resulting in more than 125 injuries and 14 deaths. … Continue reading
- FALL SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS: FLOODING (10/28/2014) - PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service are highlighting the risk of flooding and flash flooding during Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Mississippi has more than 5.2 million acres of floodplain and continually ranks among … Continue reading
- FALL SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS: SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS (10/27/2014) - PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service are highlighting the dangers of Severe Thunderstorms for Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Thunderstorms are a regular threat to our state, but there are actions you can take … Continue reading