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Severe Weather Threat for Halloween

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is asking residents to prepare for the potential of severe weather starting on Wednesday evening through Thursday morning. The National Weather Service (NWS) says severe storms, damaging winds and tornadoes are possible for a … Continue reading

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Mississippi sends nearly 100 personnel to Florida for Hurricane Michael Recovery

Mississippi now has 96 personnel deployed to Florida to assist with Hurricane Michael Recovery Operations through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC). Here is a list of the personnel and equipment deployed: One Mass Care Coordinator          … Continue reading

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MISSISSIPPI SENDING ADDITIONAL STAFF TO FLORIDA FOR HURRICANE MICHAEL

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is sending two staff members to the Florida State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee to support response and recovery to Hurricane Michael. Michael will make landfall today as a category four hurricane along the panhandle … Continue reading

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MISSISSIPPI SENDS STATE’S SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM TO VIRGINIA FOR HURRICANE FLORENCE SUPPORT

The State of Mississippi has deployed members of it’s Search and Rescue Team to Virginia, to assist with potential emergency rescue efforts, due to the impacts of Hurricane Florence. The deployment was provided through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) … Continue reading

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Harrison County offering self serve sandbags at various locations

Pearl – Harrison County Emergency Management is offering self-serving sandbags at various locations within the county. The locations are as follows: Long Beach- Harbor @ Pavilion- Hwy 90 Gulfport – Courthouse Road Pier Parking Lot-Hwy 90 Harrison County Road Department … Continue reading

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MISSISSIPPI SENDING PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST TO HAWAII TO ASSIST WITH DISASTER RECOVERY

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is sending a public information specialist to Hilo, Hawaii to support the ongoing recovery efforts from the Mt. Kilauea volcano eruption and lava flow disaster. The request for support was made to Mississippi through the … Continue reading

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Harrison County Sandbag Locations for Possible Tropical Weather

Harrison County Emergency Management has set up sand bag locations  throughout the county.  No shovels are available and the sand bags are self serve. ROAD DEPARTMENT/WORK CENTERS County Road Department, 10076 Lorraine Road (Mississippi 605) Gulfport.Top of For Bottom of … Continue reading

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MEMA ENCOURAGES USING SOCIAL MEDIA DURING HURRICANES

PEARL – In the digital age of smartphones and tablets, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency encourages the use of social networks during hurricanes to receive vital emergency information from local, state and federal agencies, as well as nonprofit and faith-based … Continue reading

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GOV. BRYANT DECLARES HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN MISSISSIPPI

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant has declared May 7-May 11 as Hurricane Preparedness Week in Mississippi to ensure residents are prepared for the upcoming tropical weather season. This year also marks the 13-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina that devastated the … Continue reading

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SEVERE STORMS EXPECTED SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is asking residents to prepare for the potential of severe storms Sunday through Monday. The National Weather Service says most of the state has a risk of seeing strong to severe storms that include high … Continue reading

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