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Updated Severe Weather Damage Reports: 10 a.m.

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has confirmed three deaths and more than 20 injuries from severe weather that struck south Mississippi Saturday morning. There is extensive damage from a tornado in Forrest County in and around the cities … Continue reading

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Tornado Damage Reports to MEMA – January 21, 2017

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is receiving reports of extensive damage from ongoing severe weather Saturday morning. Forrest, Lamar and Perry counties are all reporting structural damage. MEMA is coordinating response efforts. Search and Rescue teams are being … Continue reading

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Storm Damage Reports to MEMA – January 19, 2017

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received damage reports from severe weather in Mississippi Thursday morning. Two counties have damage to homes and there are more than 1,000 customers without power according to Entergy and Southern Pine Electric. … Continue reading

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Updated Storm Damage Reports to MEMA

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received updated damage reports from severe storms Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. At least 20 homes have been damaged in several counties.  No injuries are being reported. As of 1:30 p.m. Entergy … Continue reading

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Storm Damage Reports to MEMA

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received damage reports from early evening severe weather in Mississippi. Several counties have damage to homes and power outages. No injuries are being reported. Residents need to remain alert as a second … Continue reading

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SEVERE STORMS EXPECTED TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO WEDNESDAY

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is asking residents to prepare for the probability of severe storms Tuesday afternoon into early Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service says most of the state has a high risk of seeing strong … Continue reading

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Inaugural Emergency Preparedness 5K Run & Walk

PEARL –The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the Mississippi Civil Defense Emergency Association (MCDEMA), the Mississippi State Fire Academy and the Mississippi National Guard will be hosting an inaugural Emergency Preparedness 5K Run/Walk and one-mile Fun Run on Saturday, Nov. … Continue reading

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SBA Disaster Assistance Available for Wilkinson and Adjacent Counties

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant’s request for disaster assistance in Wilkinson County was approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Residents, businesses and non-profit organizations affected by torrential rains and flooding that occurred on August 12-14, 2016 are eligible to … Continue reading

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State Agencies Connect with Local Organizations to Strengthen Disaster Preparedness and Response

JACKSON – The Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service (known as Volunteer Mississippi) is developing a database of the local volunteer organizations in each county and community throughout Mississippi. While we all know about organizations like the American Red Cross and Salvation … Continue reading

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MEMA Mass Notification System Message Sent by Mistake

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency mistakenly sent an “Active Shooter” message at 8:33 a.m. Tuesday morning.  A “Disregard” follow up notification was sent at 8:39 a.m. MEMA is installing a new, state-of-the-art, mass notification system called AtHoc. MEMA … Continue reading

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