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 received it’s accreditation in April of 2011.
Disaster Preparedness Saves Lives and Property.
- MEMA Urges Preparation for Freezing Forecast (1/6/2015) - PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has been notified by the National Weather Service that the entire state may see a hard freeze over the next few days. Low temperatures will likely reach the teens and 20’s, with many … Continue reading
- MORE TORNADOES CONFIRMED, SAFE ROOMS SAVE LIVES (1/5/2015) - PEARL – The National Weather Service in Jackson has confirmed at least seven tornadoes touched down in the state with surveys still ongoing. Covington County: two EF-1 tornadoes. Lauderdale County: one EF-1 tornado. Lawrence County: one EF-0 tornado. Lowndes County: … Continue reading
- STORM DAMAGE REPORTED TO MEMA (1/3/2015) - PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received initial reports of storm damage from several counties from severe weather that is moving through the state, thankfully no injuries. The counties reporting damages are as follows: Covington: Homes damaged trees and power … Continue reading