Author Archives: Mary-Michael Lindsay

How Mississippians Can Help Texas in Harvey Recovery

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received an outpouring of requests from generous residents and businesses around the state about how to help Texans in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.  There are many questions, rumors and offers circulating … Continue reading

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State Agencies Assisting U.S. Marine Corps in Plane Crash Recovery

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues coordinating state resources for Leflore County Emergency Management and the United States Marines Corps (USMC) in the recovery process of the KC-130 aircraft that crashed on July 10. Through the United States … Continue reading

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SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Residents of Holmes, Montgomery, and Adjacent Counties

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant’s request for disaster assistance was approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration for Holmes and Montgomery counties for damage caused by the April 30th severe weather outbreak.  The SBA Disaster declaration also covers the adjacent … Continue reading

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Nine Mississippi Counties Declared Federal Disaster Areas

JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant announced that President Donald Trump declared Adams, Calhoun, Carroll, Claiborne, Holmes, Jefferson, Montgomery, Webster and Yazoo counties federal disaster areas this afternoon from severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that hit Mississippi on April 30, 2017. … Continue reading

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MEMA REQUESTS JOINT PRELIMINARY DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS FROM FEMA

PEARL – Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Lee Smithson sent a formal request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for joint preliminary damage assessments following the severe storms and tornado outbreak on April 30th, 2017.  The teams would conduct … Continue reading

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Governor Phil Bryant signs a State of Emergency for severe storms on April 30, 2017

Governor Phil Bryant signs a State of Emergency for severe storms on April 30, 2017. Click Here to view a copy of Gov. Bryant’s signed State of Emergency. The State of Emergency is an administrative tool that allows local governments to … Continue reading

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Second Storm Death Reported to MEMA

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has confirmed a second death from Sunday’s severe weather. A child from Rankin County died at University Medical Center from an electric shock in floodwater. ###

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UPDATED STORM DAMAGE REPORTS TO MEMA

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received initial damage reports from 26 county emergency management agencies as a result of severe storms Sunday.  There is one death and at least two injuries being reported.  There are more than … Continue reading

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STORM DAMAGE REPORTED TO MEMA

  PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received initial damage reports from 19 county emergency management agencies as a result of severe storms Sunday.  There is one death and at least two injuries being reported.  There are more … Continue reading

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MEMA Urges Residents To Stay Weather Aware

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is urging residents stay aware of dangerous weather conditions that could occur from now through Monday morning. Most of the state of Mississippi is under a MODERATE to ENHANCED risk for severe weather. … Continue reading

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