It’s time for the ShakeOutHave you registered for the Great Central U.S. Shakeout earthquake drill at 10:15 a.m. on Oct. 15, 2015? Millions of people around the world will practice how to Drop, Cover and Hold On during the 2015 Great Central U.S. Shakeout earthquake drill. Click here to learn more about how you can participate.
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.
ARE YOU READY FOR A FLOOD?Flooding can happen anywhere, anytime. Mississippi has more than 5 million acres classified as floodplain, which is the fifth largest in the nation. Taking precautions now could help protect your home during a flood. Click here for more info about how to prepare for flooding.
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.
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- BE PREPARED FOR DANGEROUS HEAT THIS WEEKEND (8/7/2015) - PEARL – Much of Mississippi may see the hottest temperatures of the year this weekend. The National Weather Service forecasts actual high temperatures up to 105 degrees with “real feel” heat indices up to 115 degrees through Monday. “It has … Continue reading
- Governor Bryant Announces Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary First Responders’ Event (8/6/2015) - JACKSON—Gov. Phil Bryant and First Lady Deborah Bryant, along with Katrina Remembrance Commission chairpersons Haley and Marsha Barbour, today announced a 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina remembrance event for first responders. It will be held on Friday, August 28 from … Continue reading
- BE AWARE OF HEAT DANGERS IN MISSISSIPPI (7/16/2015) - PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency wants to remind residents of the dangers of the high temperatures impacting Mississippi. According to the National Weather Service, most of the state will see heat indices, or “real feel,” of more than … Continue reading