The mission of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is to ensure that Mississippi is prepared to respond to emergencies, recover from them and mitigate against their impacts.
The MEMA Web site is designed to support this mission by providing information and planning to the public and the emergency management communities. This site is continuously under development, and we make every attempt to keep information timely and accurate. We will also make every effort to correct errors that are brought to our attention.
MEMA is divided into five offices:
- Mitigation: which helps prevent damage and loss of life and property in future disasters.
- Preparedness: which is in charge of all emergency plans and training programs in the state.
- Recovery: which is in charge of all recovery operations such as public assistance reimbursement.
- Response: which is in charge of coordinating the state’s response to any type of natural or man-made emergency through the State Emergency Operations Center.
- Support Services: which is in charge of all financial and personnel issues for the agency.
MEMA Field Services/Area Coordinator Program:
MEMA has nine districts throughout the state with an area coordinator assigned to each district as a liaison between the county emergency operations centers and MEMA.
Emergency Public Information:
During an emergency, any crucial public information will be released through MEMA with the help of other state agencies that may be involved in the response actions. During any type of evacuation in the state, the Mississippi Public Broadcasting Network will broadcast that evacuation and traffic information on all MPB radio stations.