Author Archives: Chad Calcote

MEMA ENCOURAGES USING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR HURRICANE INFORMATION

PEARL – In the digital age of smartphones and tablets, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency encourages the use of social networks during hurricanes and tropical storms to receive vital emergency information from local, state and federal agencies, as well as … Continue reading

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DON’T FORGET YOUR PETS DURING HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS

PEARL –Pets are family. As we enter day four of Hurricane Preparedness Week, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency reminds residents that it is important to have a pet plan. Consider these questions: Do you have enough food and water in … Continue reading

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FINANCIAL PREPAREDNESS IS ESSENTIAL FOR HURRICANE SEASON

PEARL – On the third day of Hurricane Preparedness Week, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency wants to remind everyone that financial preparedness is just as important as physical preparedness. Many people think once a big hurricane hits, FEMA will be … Continue reading

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

The number one thing the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency wants you to remember as we close in on the 2018 Hurricane Season is, “It only takes one.”  Mississippi was hit head on by Hurricane Nate last October. Thankfully there was … Continue reading

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Mississippi remembers the historic tornado outbreak on April 26-27, 2011

Do you ever think that a tornado wont hit your home or community? Today marks 7 years since the historic tornado outbreak that devastated parts of Mississippi on April 26-27, 2011. 35 Mississippians died and 162 were injured from at … Continue reading

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Storm Damage Reports from MEMA

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received damage reports from tornadoes and severe storms that occurred in Mississippi over the weekend. Initial assessments from county emergency managers show 60 residences were destroyed or sustained major damage with 193 … Continue reading

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We discuss the dangers of lightning today for Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Lightning is a serious danger when it comes to thunderstorms! Lightning is one of nature’s deadliest phenomenon, claiming roughly 55 to 60 lives every year across the United States and injuring hundreds more. When a thunderstorm is approaching, it is … Continue reading

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Today for Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week we discuss Flash Flooding

What is Flash Flooding? Flash flooding occurs when excessive water fills normally dry creeks or river beds along with currently flowing creeks and rivers, causing rapid rises of water in a short amount of time. They can happen with little … Continue reading

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First Winter Blast to Bring Light Snow, Frigid Temps

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is encouraging the public to be prepared for the first winter event of the season. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for South Mississippi through noon on Friday. Areas … Continue reading

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