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MEMA Urges Preparation for Freezing Forecast

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has been notified by the National Weather Service that the entire state may see a hard freeze over the next few days. Low temperatures will likely reach the teens and 20’s, with many … Continue reading

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STORM DAMAGE REPORTED TO MEMA

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received initial reports of storm damage from several counties from severe weather that is moving through the state, thankfully no injuries. The counties reporting damages are as follows: Covington: Homes damaged trees and power … Continue reading

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RECOVERY UPDATE FROM TORNADOES

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, Small Business Administration and local officials are conducting Joint Preliminary Damage Assessments in both Jones and Marion counties from the Dec. 23 tornadoes.  The assessments should be completed Tuesday. The results will be … Continue reading

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Initial Damage Numbers and New Severe Weather Threat

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has compiled the initial damage numbers from the Dec. 23 tornadoes that show 241 total homes and 77 businesses affected. There were also four deaths and 50 injuries. Marion Co.: 108 homes and … Continue reading

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FOUR DEATHS CONFIRMED AND DAMAGE REPORTED TO MEMA

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received confirmation of four deaths and at least 20 injuries from apparent tornadoes and severe weather that struck the state on Tuesday afternoon. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and … Continue reading

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Gov. Phil Bryant Issues State of Emergency for Marion and Jones Counties Following Severe Storms and Flooding

JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant has issued a state of emergency this evening for Marion and Jones counties, along with other parts of the state affected by severe weather.  A state of emergency is an administrative tool that authorizes the … Continue reading

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STORM DAMAGE REPORTED TO MEMA

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received a report of injuries and storm damage in two counties as a result of the severe weather that moving through the state Tuesday. The counties reporting damages are as follows: Jones: … Continue reading

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Be Prepared for Grinch-Like Weather

PEARL – The threat of severe weather is in the forecast for most of the state Monday afternoon through Tuesday.  With Christmas travel underway, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is reminding everyone to know how to get alerts and have … Continue reading

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Governor Bryant Creates Human Trafficking Task Force

JACKSON— Governor Phil Bryant has created a task force to address human trafficking in Mississippi.  Human trafficking includes causing another person to engage in prostitution or forced labor or services by enticing, recruiting, harboring, providing, transporting or otherwise obtaining another … Continue reading

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SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

PEARL – With the threat of severe weather in the forecast for most of the state Saturday night through Sunday afternoon, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is reminding residents to know how they will be alerted and to have a … Continue reading

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