Author Archives: Mary-Michael Lindsay

A Message from MEMA’s Executive Director Lee Smithson

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has come under fire recently for its oversight of federal recovery grants by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) within the Office of Homeland Security. I would like to point out a few things … Continue reading

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MEMA Director Announces New Deputy Administrator

PEARL – Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Lee Smithson announces David Shaw as the new MEMA Deputy Administrator. Shaw, currently the Lafayette County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director, will assume the position on October 1, 2016. Shaw has … Continue reading

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FLOOD RECOVERY GRANT AWARDED TO WILKINSON COUNTY

PEARL – U.S. Representative Gregg Harper (R-MS), Gov. Phil Bryant and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) announced today the award of a $250,000 post-disaster grant to Wilkinson County to assist residents with repairing homes damaged by flooding in early … Continue reading

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Heavy Rain Causing Flooding in South Mississippi

PEARL – The State Emergency Operations Center has received storm reports from multiple counties due to the ongoing heavy rainfall and flooding throughout the state. There are two injuries being reported in Harrison County. The National Weather Service says flash … Continue reading

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