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 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 received it’s accreditation in April of 2011.
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- Southwest Mississippi Flood Recovery Update 9.21.16 (9/21/2016) - PEARL – Recovery efforts are going strong in Wilkinson County after the historic rainfall and flooding in early August. Several neighboring counties are pitching in to assist with debris removal through mutual aid. A breakdown of counties assisting: Harrison County: … Continue reading
- MEMA Director Announces New Deputy Administrator (9/13/2016) - PEARL – Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Lee Smithson announces David Shaw as the new MEMA Deputy Administrator. Shaw, currently the Lafayette County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director, will assume the position on October 1, 2016. Shaw has … Continue reading
- FLOOD RECOVERY GRANT AWARDED TO WILKINSON COUNTY (9/12/2016) - PEARL – U.S. Representative Gregg Harper (R-MS), Gov. Phil Bryant and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) announced today the award of a $250,000 post-disaster grant to Wilkinson County to assist residents with repairing homes damaged by flooding in early … Continue reading