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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!
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
GOV. BRYANT DECLARES SPRING SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDENESS WEEK
( 18 February 2019 ) PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant has declared Feb. 18-22 as Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi. Mississippi is making the transition into spring, opening the severe weather season. The state has been hit by 886 tornadoes in the months of March, April and May since 1950, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Tornadoes [...]
Ten Mississippi Counties Declared Federal Disaster Areas
( 15 February 2019 ) JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant announced that President Donald Trump declared Clarke, Covington, Forrest, Greene, Jasper, Jones, Marion, Newton, Perry and Wayne counties as federal disaster areas on February 14. The declaration is in response to the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that impacted Mississippi on December 27-28, 2018. Those 10 counties are eligible for [...]
UPDATED STORM DAMAGE REPORTS TO MEMA
( 29 December 2018 ) PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has now received damage reports from 15 counties from severe storms and flash flooding that occurred Thursday into Friday morning. Damage assessments are ongoing and will be for several days as areas become accessible as water recedes. There are three shelters open and being managed by the Mississippi [...]
SEVERE STORMS CAUSE DAMAGE, MORE STORMS IN THE FORECAST
( 28 December 2018 ) PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received damage reports from several counties from severe storms and flash flooding that occurred Thursday into Friday morning. More than 10 inches of rain fell in portions of south Mississippi causing extreme flash flooding. High winds and possible tornadoes caused damage in Warren and Yazoo counties. Two [...]
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…
MEMA was proud to participate in the "Pathways2Possibilities" event in the Delta on March 21, 2018. The program is a hands-on, interactive career expo for all 8th graders and at-risk youth, ages 16-24…
In conjunction with the United States Department of Energy, MEMA hosted a Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Transportation Emergency Exercise (WIPPTREX) last month. The WIPPTREX was conducted over a three-d…
Alcorn State has joined our team in getting you ready for severe weather season. Hear from men’s basketball coach Montez Robinson.
Seasons Greetings to all of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency followers! As you finish up your shopping and travel over the holidays, be sure to download the new MEMA mobile app for the lat…
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!
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