Author Archives: Ray Coleman

State Medical Needs Shelter Opened

JACKSON, Miss. – Beginning at 4 p.m. today in response to Hurricane Nate, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) will open the State Medical Needs Shelter, located on Coy Avenue in Wiggins. This facility is a shelter of last … Continue reading

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Hancock County Emergency Management opens shelter

The Hancock County Emergency Management Agency in coordination with the American Red Cross and the MS Department of Human Services will be opening the Kiln Shelter on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:00 A.M. The address is 18320 Highway 43 Kiln, MS … Continue reading

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Hancock County recommends voluntary evacutations

  The Hancock County Emergency Management Agency in coordination with the Hancock County Board of Supervisors, and Cities of Bay St. Louis, Diamondhead, and Waveland are recommending a voluntary evacuation on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:00 A.M. This evacuation … Continue reading

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City of Biloxi declares a local emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Nate

BILOXI, Miss – Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich and the Biloxi City Council declared  a local emergency proclamation in Biloxi this afternoon, a measure that authorizes the mayor to take extraordinary steps to deal with the expected torrential downpour from Tropical Storm … Continue reading

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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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