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Statewide Search and Rescue Teams Exercise To Save Lives

MERIDIAN – First responders from around Mississippi concluded an intense, four day search and rescue training and exercise operation at the Meridian Public Safety Training Facility today. The operation, called “Hit and Run,” was organized by the Mississippi Emergency Management … Continue reading

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Severe Storms Possible Friday

PEARL – The Mississippi Management Agency is asking everyone to be prepared for possible severe weather on Friday afternoon through the evening hours. The National Weather Service says severe thunderstorms are possible in central and north Mississippi on Friday. Large … Continue reading

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MDOT Urges Caution if Traveling in Mississippi

WHERE:  Currently, Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) crews are reporting ice on roads or bridges in the following counties: Alcorn, Benton, Bolivar, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Clay, Coahoma, DeSoto, Grenada, Issaquena, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Leflore, Marshall, Monroe, Montgomery, Panola, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Quitman, Sharkey, … Continue reading

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Ice and Snow Possible Again Wednesday and Thursday in Mississippi

PEARL –The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is again asking the public to prepare for another possible winter storm on Wednesday and Thursday. The National Weather Service is forecasting the possibility of freezing rain, sleet and snow for areas along and … Continue reading

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Mississippi Winter Storm Recovery Update

PEARL – The State Emergency Operations Center has confirmed three weather related deaths as a result of the storm system that began moving through Mississippi on Tuesday. One death occurred in Hinds County, one in Lafayette County and one in … Continue reading

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MS Department of Public Safety Accident Reports from Winter Storm

Pearl— The Mississippi Department of Public Safety is reporting state troopers responded to 150 weather related accidents on state roads from the storm system that affected the state Tuesday and Wednesday. There are two confirmed deaths from accidents in Hinds … Continue reading

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Health Department Urges Residents to Take Precautions After the Storm

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) continues to monitor the health impacts of recent severe winter weather. Significant power outages, home repairs, and flooding can create dangerous and potentially life-threatening situations. MSDH urges residents should take the following precautions: … Continue reading

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Winter Storm Causes Major Impacts in Mississippi

PEARL – The State Emergency Operations Center has received reports of close to nine inches of snow in some parts of the state causing major travel problems and significant power outages. Estimated snow totals being reported to the National Weather … Continue reading

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State Agency Closure Update

Pearl— The following is an update to state agency office closures due to winter weather: Mississippi Department of Human Services: Calhoun, Choctaw, Clay, Grenada, Issaquena, Jefferson, Kemper, Lauderdale, Lee, Leflore, Lowndes Monroe, Montgomery, Oktibbeha, Warren, Webster, Winston, Yalobusha, MDHS State … Continue reading

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Major Winter Storm Expected Wednesday

PEARL – The State Emergency Operations Center is reminding residents to be prepared for extreme winter weather conditions for the northern half of Mississippi beginning Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service is forecasting heaviest snow of up to six inches … Continue reading

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