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.
Disaster Preparedness Saves Lives and Property.
- Be Aware For Possible Severe Weather Late Tonight (4/24/2015) - PEARL – The Mississippi Management Agency has been notified by the National Weather Service of the potential for severe storms that could bring 75 mph winds and possibly strong tornadoes late tonight into the early morning hours for portions of … Continue reading
- Statewide Search and Rescue Teams Exercise To Save Lives (4/22/2015) - MERIDIAN – First responders from around Mississippi concluded an intense, four day search and rescue training and exercise operation at the Meridian Public Safety Training Facility today. The operation, called “Hit and Run,” was organized by the Mississippi Emergency Management … Continue reading
- Severe Storms Possible Friday (4/2/2015) - PEARL – The Mississippi Management Agency is asking everyone to be prepared for possible severe weather on Friday afternoon through the evening hours. The National Weather Service says severe thunderstorms are possible in central and north Mississippi on Friday. Large … Continue reading