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.
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- DANGEROUS HEAT IN STORE FOR THE STATE (8/20/2014) - PEARL – Mississippi will see the hottest temperatures of the year this week, bringing with it dangerous heat indices. Most of North Mississippi is under a heat advisory from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. tonight as “real feel” temperatures will … Continue reading
- MISSISSIPPI SENDS ASSISTANCE TEAM TO HAWAII TO SUPPORT TROPICAL WEATHER RESPONSE (8/8/2014) - PEARL – A five-man team comprised of four Mississippi Emergency Management Agency staff and one Mississippi Army National Guard member left this morning headed to Hawaii to support response efforts to Tropical Storm Iselle and oncoming Hurricane Julio. The team … Continue reading
- LINCOLN COUNTY STORM DAMAGE REPORTS (6/13/2014) - BROOKHAVEN – The Brookhaven-Lincoln County Civil Defense and Emergency Management Agency is reporting damage to homes, electrical and gas lines, as well as blocked roadways as a result of severe storms that moved through the northern part of the county … Continue reading