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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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MEMA ENCOURAGES THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA DURING HURRICANES

PEARL –It seems as though everyone has a smartphone or computer access these days and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency wants to encourage the use of mobile phone apps and social networking during hurricanes to receive vital emergency information from … Continue reading

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REMEMBER YOUR PETS DURING HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS

PEARL –Pets are part of a family, so as we enter day four of Hurricane Preparedness Week the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency reminds residents that it is as important to have an emergency plan in place for their pets before … Continue reading

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RESIDENTS SHOULD HAVE A FINANCIAL PLAN FOR HURRICANE SEASON

PEARL – On the third day of Hurricane Preparedness Week the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency wants to remind everyone that it is essential to think about finances as part of your preparedness plan for hurricane season. “After a disaster, places … Continue reading

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BUSINESSES SHOULD PREPARE FOR HURRICANE SEASON NOW

PEARL – Businesses should begin taking precautions and prepare for hurricane season now. Many people think that only businesses located along the Gulf Coast will be affected by tropical weather. Most forget that inland businesses could be affected by power … Continue reading

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GOV. BRYANT DECLARES HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN MISSISSIPPI

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant has declared May 25-29 as Hurricane Preparedness Week in Mississippi to ensure residents are prepared for the upcoming tropical weather season. This year also marks the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina that devastated the … Continue reading

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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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