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.
- BUSINESSES SHOULD PREPARE FOR HURRICANE SEASON NOW (5/26/2015) - PEARL – Businesses should begin taking precautions and prepare for hurricane season now. Many people think that only businesses located along the Gulf Coast will be affected by tropical weather. Most forget that inland businesses could be affected by power … Continue reading
- GOV. BRYANT DECLARES HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN MISSISSIPPI (5/22/2015) - PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant has declared May 25-29 as Hurricane Preparedness Week in Mississippi to ensure residents are prepared for the upcoming tropical weather season. This year also marks the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina that devastated the … Continue reading
- 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