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MISSISSIPPI SENDS NINTH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST TO ASSIST SOUTH CAROLINA DISASTER

PEARL –The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency deployed another Floodplain Specialist to South Carolina this week to support the historic flood disaster recovery.  Alex Finch began a three-week mission Monday morning to assist with damage assessments, flood insurance and other floodplain … Continue reading

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GOV. BRYANT DECLARES FALL SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDENESS WEEK

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant declares Oct. 26-30 Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi. Mississippi is entering the severe weather season seen each year as the seasons change. According to the National Weather Service, from 1950 to 2014 the … Continue reading

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MISSISSIPPI SENDS ADDITIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST TO ASSIST SOUTH CAROLINA DISASTER

PEARL –The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency deployed its Voluntary Agency Liaison to South Carolina this morning to support the historic flood disaster recovery.  Meredith Lee begins a two-week mission to assist with coordination of volunteer efforts.  This brings the total … Continue reading

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“GREAT CENTRAL U.S. SHAKEOUT” EARTHQUAKE DRILL SET FOR OCTOBER 15, 2015

PEARL –The Mississippi Emergency Management is encouraging everyone in the state to take part in the fifth annual “Great Central U.S. ShakeOut” Earthquake Drill on Thursday, October 15 at 10:15 a.m. During the self-led drill, participants practice how to “Drop, … Continue reading

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MISSISSIPPI SENDS TWO MORE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SPECIALISTS TO SOUTH CAROLINA FOR A TOTAL OF SEVEN

PEARL –The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency deployed two more staff members to South Carolina over the weekend to support the historic flood disaster recovery. Mitigation Office Director Jana Henderson and Floodplain Specialist Brent Miller drove over Sunday to begin a … Continue reading

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MISSISSIPPI SENDING TWO MORE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SPECIALISTS TO SOUTH CAROLINA

PEARL –The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is deploying its Floodplain Bureau Director Stacey Ricks and Individual Assistance Specialist Angela Grant to South Carolina to support recovery efforts to the historic flooding disaster.  This brings the total of five MEMA personnel … Continue reading

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BE PREPARED FOR DANGEROUS HEAT THIS WEEKEND

PEARL – Much of Mississippi may see the hottest temperatures of the year this weekend. The National Weather Service forecasts actual high temperatures up to 105 degrees with “real feel” heat indices up to 115 degrees through Monday. “It has … Continue reading

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BE AWARE OF HEAT DANGERS IN MISSISSIPPI

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency wants to remind residents of the dangers of the high temperatures impacting Mississippi. According to the National Weather Service, most of the state will see heat indices, or “real feel,” of more than … Continue reading

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MEMA: PROTECT YOURSELF FROM EXTREME HEAT

PEARL – As temperatures soar into the upper 90s and the heat index surpasses 100 degrees, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency wants to remind residents to take precautions to protect themselves from the hot weather. “As all Mississippians know, it … Continue reading

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MEMA Director Announces New Deputy Administrator

Pearl – Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Robert Latham announces Richard Wilson as the new MEMA Deputy Administrator. Wilson will oversee the day-to-day operations of the MEMA offices of Response, Preparedness, Field Services and Logistics. Wilson has a long … Continue reading

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