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MEMA UPDATES RECOVERY ACTIVITIES IN DESOTO COUNTY

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is working with local officials and residents in DeSoto County to assist those affected by last Thursday‘s flooding. At Gov. Phil Bryant’s request, the U.S. Small Business Administration had damage assessment teams in … Continue reading

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GOV. BRYANT REQUESTS ASSISTANCE FOR DESOTO COUNTY

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant has requested the Small Business Administration send damage assessment teams to Desoto County to evaluate the possibility of assistance for residents and businesses that were affected by flooding on Thursday. “I have requested that SBA … Continue reading

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Gov. Phil Bryant Issues State of Emergency for DeSoto County Following Severe Storms and Flooding

JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant has issued a state of emergency this evening for flooding in Desoto County, Miss., following severe storms and flooding that occurred earlier Thursday. A state of emergency is an administrative tool that authorizes the use … Continue reading

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DANGEROUS HEAT IN STORE FOR THE STATE

PEARL – Mississippi will see the hottest temperatures of the year this week, bringing with it dangerous heat indices. Most of North Mississippi is under a heat advisory from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. tonight as “real feel” temperatures will … Continue reading

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MISSISSIPPI SENDS ASSISTANCE TEAM TO HAWAII TO SUPPORT TROPICAL WEATHER RESPONSE

PEARL – A five-man team comprised of four Mississippi Emergency Management Agency staff and one Mississippi Army National Guard member left this morning headed to Hawaii to support response efforts to Tropical Storm Iselle and oncoming Hurricane Julio. The team … Continue reading

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LINCOLN COUNTY STORM DAMAGE REPORTS

BROOKHAVEN – The Brookhaven-Lincoln County Civil Defense and Emergency Management Agency is reporting damage to homes, electrical and gas lines, as well as blocked roadways as a result of severe storms that moved through the northern part of the county … Continue reading

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WEATHER DAMAGE REPORTS TO MEMA

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received preliminary reports of damage from nine counties from severe weather that began moving through the state Monday.  Damage assessments are ongoing by county emergency managers. Initial damage reports by county are … 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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Federal Help May be Available for Vehicles Damaged in the Mississippi Storms

JACKSON, Miss. – Anyone who had a car damaged or destroyed by the April 28 through May 3 storms in any of the 12 Mississippi counties designated for FEMA Individual Assistance may be eligible for federal help. The deadline to … 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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