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Additional Counties Added To Public Assistance Declaration

OXFORD, Miss. –  The Federal Emergency Management Agency has declared three more Mississippi counties eligible for Public Assistance after December’s deadly tornadoes. Coahoma, Panola and Quitman counties were approved for all categories of Public Assistance today. Benton, Marshall and Tippah counties … Continue reading

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MDEQ RECOMMENDATIONS TO MINIMIZE RELEASES OF FUEL FROM UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has the following recommendations to underground storage tank (UST) owners and operators to assist them in minimizing damage and releases of fuel from underground storage tanks in a flood prone area. Turn … Continue reading

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Gov. Phil Bryant Requests Federal Disaster Declaration

  JACKSON– Gov. Phil Bryant today requested President Barack Obama declare a major disaster declaration for areas affected by severe weather that passed through Mississippi Dec. 23 through Dec. 28. Based on joint preliminary damage assessments by local officials, the Mississippi … Continue reading

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Governor Phil Bryant Issues State of Emergency for Mississippi River Flooding

Pearl, Miss. (Dec. 30, 2015) – Governor Phil Bryant issued a State of Emergency this afternoon for the imminent threat of major flooding along the Mississippi River and its tributaries. The State of Emergency is an administrative tool that allows … Continue reading

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Mississippi Storms Recovery Updates

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has the following recovery updates from the severe weather and tornadoes that caused extensive damage throughout the state Dec. 23 through 28: Damage Assessments: FEMA damage assessment teams arrived in North Mississippi Monday … Continue reading

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MEMA RECEIVES REPORTS OF ANOTHER DEATH, ONE MORE MISSING AND ONGOING FLOODING

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received reports of another death and another missing person attributed to the severe weather system that is still impacting Mississippi. Coahoma County has now reported one death, and Benton County has reported … Continue reading

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MEMA RECEIVES REPORTS OF SEVEN DEATHS, UPDATED DAMAGE REPORTS

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has confirmed seven deaths from the severe weather than began moving through the state early Wednesday morning, and preliminary reports indicate damage in seven counties from the storms. Four deaths were reported in … Continue reading

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Gov. Bryant Declares State of Emergency for Severe Weather

JACKSON—Gov. Phil Bryant has issued a State of Emergency this morning following severe storms and tornadoes that moved through the state last night. The State of Emergency is an administrative tool that allows local governments to request state assistance to … Continue reading

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Storm Damage Reports

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received damage reports from six counties from severe weather/tornadoes that struck Wednesday afternoon. At least three injuries are being reported, search and rescue is being conducted and damage assessments are being done. … Continue reading

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SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE EARLY WEDNESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is asking residents to prepare for the possibility of severe storms beginning early Wednesday morning into Wednesday evening. During a severe weather call with the National Weather Service today, forecasters said the storms … Continue reading

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