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TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO DROP, TRAVEL COULD BE DANGEROUS

PEARL – The State Emergency Operations Center is reminding residents to use extreme caution when traveling and to prepare for prolonged sub-freezing temperatures through the end of the week. Areas affected by winter precipitation may still have patches of ice … Continue reading

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UPDATED POWER OUTAGES REPORTED TO STATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

PEARL – The State Emergency Operations Center has received updated power outages from electric power companies and associations in Mississippi. The SEOC is monitoring the winter weather system moving through north Mississippi. Gov. Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency … Continue reading

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Gov. Phil Bryant Issues State of Emergency Ahead of Winter Weather

JACKSON—Gov. Phil Bryant has issued a state of emergency ahead of winter weather forecast to affect portions of north Mississippi tonight through Monday. The National Weather Service believes the extreme northern counties near the Tennessee state line could see as … Continue reading

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HOW TO PREPARE FOR ICY CONDITIONS

**Corrected** MEMA News Release: How to Prepare For Icy Conditions – Outlook Web App, light version   PEARL –The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is asking residents to prepare themselves and their homes for a dangerous winter weather system that is … Continue reading

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STATE PREPARING FOR POSSIBLE WINTER STORM

PEARL –The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is coordinating advance response actions as it becomes more clear that a winter storm will affect the state beginning Sunday night. While the exact forecast is still developing, the National Weather Service believes snow, … Continue reading

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MEMA MONITORING WINTER WEATHER POSSIBILITY

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is working closely with the National Weather Service and monitoring the possibility of winter precipitation that may affect parts of the state Sunday night and continue into Tuesday. MEMA is asking the public … Continue reading

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TORNADO PREPAREDNESS: WEATHER ALERTS

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service are highlighting the importance of severe weather alerts for the final day of Tornado Preparedness Week. There are numerous methods to receive weather watches, warnings and advisories. Examples … Continue reading

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TORNADO PREPAREDNESS: KNOW WHAT TO DO

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service are highlighting the actions you should take in case of a tornado on this fourth day of Tornado Preparedness Week. In 2014, Mississippi experienced 40 tornadoes, resulting in … Continue reading

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GOV. BRYANT DECLARES TORNADO PREPAREDNESS WEEK

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant declares Feb. 9-13 Tornado Preparedness Week in Mississippi. Mississippi is entering what is historically the height of tornado season. Since 1950 the state has seen 1,919 tornadoes with 987 of them striking in the months … Continue reading

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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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