Disaster Assistance for Dec. StormsResidents in Benton, Coahoma, Marshall, Monroe, Panola, Prentiss, Quitman and Tippah counties affected by the storms on Dec. 23 through 28 can apply for disaster assistance. Additional counties may added to the declaration, pending further 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.
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 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.
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