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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- FEMA Adds 26 Counties to Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance (4/19/2016) - PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant’s request for 26 counties to become eligible for all categories of Public Assistance was approved today. Public Assistance provides reimbursement to state, tribal and local governments, as well as certain non-profit organizations for things like debris removal … Continue reading
- TALLAHATCHIE COUNTY NOW ELIGIBLE FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE (4/15/2016) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 15, 2016 PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that residents and businesses of Tallahatchie County are now eligible to apply for federal assistance from the March flooding and severe storms. Bolivar, Clarke, Coahoma, … Continue reading
- MORE MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES ADDED TO DISASTER DECLARATION (4/5/2016) - PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that two additional counties have been added to Mississippi’s most recent disaster declaration due to the March flooding and severe storms. George and Pearl River counties are now eligible for FEMA’s Individual Assistance … Continue reading