Author Archives: Ray Coleman

Tropical Storm Cindy Downgraded to Tropical Depression

PEARL – Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border at approximately 3 a.m., Thursday morning. The National Hurricane Center has since downgraded the cyclone to a tropical depression.  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has numerous reports of street … Continue reading

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Jackson County declares “Local Proclamation” and announces road closures

The Jackson County Board of Supervisors proclaimed a “Declaration of Local Emergency” Tuesday on June 20th, in advance of Tropical Storm Cindy. This list of road closures has been reported to the Jackson County Office of Emergency Management:   City of … Continue reading

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MEMA Tropical Cindy Update

PEARL – As Tropical Storm Cindy churns in the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has no reports of any major damage or injuries in the state.  Heavy rain is still expected throughout the day and overnight as … Continue reading

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MEMA Monitoring Tropical System in the Gulf

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is closely monitoring  Tropical Storm Cindy in the Gulf of Mexico.  MEMA wants to remind everyone that now is a good time to review your family emergency plan and listen to the advice … Continue reading

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Disaster Notice for the April 30, 2017 Tornadoes

PUBLIC NOTICE The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to reimburse eligible applicants for eligible costs to repair or replace facilities damaged by Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-Line Winds and Flooding that occurred in the … Continue reading

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GOV. PHIL BRYANT REQUESTS FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION

JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant has requested President Donald Trump declare a major disaster for nine counties from the severe weather, tornadoes and flooding that hit Mississippi on April 30, 2017. Based on joint preliminary damage assessment results conducted by … Continue reading

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SNAP Replacement Deadline

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) would like to advise that the deadline for requesting SNAP Replacement Benefits in Forrest, Jones, Lamar, and Perry counties is January 31, 2017. Please call your local MDHS office or visit … Continue reading

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Four Mississippi Counties Declared Federal Disaster Areas

JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant announced that President Donald Trump declared Forrest, Lamar, Lauderdale and Perry counties federal disaster areas this afternoon from severe storms and tornadoes that hit Mississippi Jan. 21. “I would like to thank President Trump’s administration … Continue reading

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Statewide Damage Reports to MEMA – January 2, 2017

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received damage reports from severe weather in Mississippi. Several counties have damage to homes and power outages. No injuries are being reported. There are nearly 20,000 customers without power. Entergy 11,042 Southern … Continue reading

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Mississippi Sends Emergency Management Assistance Team to North Carolina for Hurricane Matthew

PEARL –The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has two staff members on their way to North Carolina to support preparations for potential impacts of Hurricane Matthew. The team is called an EMAC “A-Team,” which will help coordinate response and recovery resources … Continue reading

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