Author Archives: Chad Calcote

Winter Weather is Friday’s focus for Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Winter Weather is another severe weather aspect that is dangerous and preparation is key to making it safely through the winter months. There are a number of different ways that winter storms can impact a region and the people who … Continue reading

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Thursday’s focus for Fall Severe Weather Preparedness is Flash Flooding!

Today for Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week we focus on Flash Flooding! Driving in a flooded area is dangerous! Always remember to Turn Around Don’t Drown! Check out these driving TIPS to be more prepared in a flood situation!! 1) … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s focus for Fall Severe Weather Preparedness is Severe Thunderstorms and Lightning

Lightning, large hail and damaging winds from thunderstorms are just as deadly as tornadoes. Today for Fall Severe Weather Preparedness we look at the dangerous aspects of thunderstorms. Get prepared and stay safe during a thunderstorm: 1 – Avoid water/plumbing … Continue reading

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Monday’s topic for Fall Severe Weather Preparedness is Warnings and Alerts

MEMA the National Weather Service and other partners are highlighting the importance of severe weather warnings and alerts for the first day of Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Smartphones will alert you of a tornado, flash flooding or other warnings … Continue reading

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GOV. BRYANT DECLARES FALL SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDENESS WEEK

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant has declared Oct. 22-26 as Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi. Mississippi is making the transition into fall, opening the severe weather season. The state has been hit by 783 tornadoes in the months … Continue reading

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MISSISSIPPI SENDS STATE’S SEARCH AND RESCUE ASSETS TO FLORIDA FOR HURRICANE MICHAEL SUPPORT

PEARL – The State of Mississippi has deployed two search and rescue teams to Florida, to assist with potential emergency response efforts, due to the impacts of Hurricane Michael. The deployment was provided through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) … Continue reading

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Damage Assessments Completed in Pearl

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has completed damage assessments in the city of Pearl from flash flooding on Sept. 26.  More than 160 homes sustained minor damage, five bridges had major damage, one business was destroyed and seven … Continue reading

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Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alerting Systems Postponed Until October 3, 2018

WASHINGTON –FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), postponed the nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) until Oct. 3 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence.  The WEA portion of … Continue reading

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MISSISSIPPI SENDS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ASSETS TO NORTH CAROLINA FOR HURRICANE FLORENCE SUPPORT

PEARL – The State of Mississippi has deployed assets and personnel from the Mississippi Department of Health to North Carolina, to assist with potential emergency response efforts, due to the impacts of Hurricane Florence. The deployment was provided through the … Continue reading

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2018 Hurricane Season Officially Begins

PEARL – Today, June 1, marks the official start to the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season. We have already seen the first named storm of the season in Alberto which made landfall along the Florida panhandle and moved north through the … Continue reading

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