Disaster Assistance for March FloodsResidents in Bolivar, Clarke, Coahoma, Forrest, George, Greene, Jones, Marion, Panola, Pearl River, Perry, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tunica, Wayne & Washington counties affected by the March Floods can apply for disaster assistance. More counties could be added pending damage assessments. Residents can register by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) or by visiting www.disasterassistance.gov. Click here for more information.
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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