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RESIDENTS SHOULD HAVE A FINANCIAL PLAN FOR HURRICANE SEASON

PEARL – On the third day of Hurricane Preparedness Week, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency wants to remind everyone that it is essential to think about finances as part of your preparedness plan for hurricane season. “After a disaster, it … Continue reading

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MEMA REMINDS RESIDENTS TO DEVELOP AN EMERGENCY PLAN AS HURRICANE SEASON BEGINS

PEARL – As Hurricane Season begins next week, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency wants to remind all Mississippi residents to begin preparing for the 2016 Hurricane Season. As part of Mississippi’s Hurricane Preparedness week, MEMA Executive Director Lee Smithson reminds … Continue reading

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GOV. BRYANT DECLARES HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN MISSISSIPPI

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant has declared May 23-27 as Hurricane Preparedness Week in Mississippi to ensure residents are prepared for the upcoming tropical weather season. This year also marks the 11 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina that devastated the … Continue reading

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MORE MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES ADDED TO DISASTER DECLARATION

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

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GOV. BRYANT ANNOUNCES FEDERAL ASSISTANCE FOLLOWING HISTORIC FLOODS

PEARL – Residents and business owners in Bolivar, Coahoma and Washington counties are now eligible for disaster assistance following the historic March floods. Additional counties could be added pending further damage assessments. Gov. Phil Bryant requested the declaration from President … Continue reading

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VOLUNTEERS ASSISTING MISSISSIPPI RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY FLOOD

PEARL – Thousands of volunteers are pouring into Mississippi’s flood affected areas to offer support to flood survivors. Volunteer efforts are often the first step of the recovery process and one of the most important aspects of long term recovery. … Continue reading

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FREE TETANUS VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE AT HEALTH DEPARTMENTS IN COUNTIES AFFECTED BY RECENT FLOODING

JACKSON, Miss – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reminds all residents recently affected by flooding that a tetanus vaccination is recommended if it has been 10 years or more since your last tetanus vaccination. Residents and first responders … Continue reading

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HEALTH DEPARTMENT ADVISES RESIDENTS TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS AFTER FLOODING

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reminds all residents affected by recent flooding that there are precautions to take when returning home and cleaning up after a storm: Personal Protection: When cleaning up storm-damaged areas, be sure to wear … Continue reading

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SEVERE STORMS EXPECTED TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is asking residents to prepare for the possibility of severe storms Tuesday afternoon into early Wednesday morning. Forecasters from the National Weather Service say the primary threats will be damaging winds, tornadoes, hail … Continue reading

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Additional Counties Added To Mississippi Disaster Declaration

Jackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that additional counties have been added to Mississippi’s disaster declaration due to the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in December. Monroe, Prentiss and Panola counties are now eligible for FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program. Five … Continue reading

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