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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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Southwest Mississippi Flood Recovery Update 9.21.16

PEARL – Recovery efforts are going strong in Wilkinson County after the historic rainfall and flooding in early August. Several neighboring counties are pitching in to assist with debris removal through mutual aid. A breakdown of counties assisting: Harrison County: … Continue reading

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Statement from MEMA Director on Office of Inspector General Report

Statement from MEMA Director on Office of Inspector General Report   “I want to address the report issued today by the federal Office of Inspector General about the Coastal Retrofit Mississippi Program. While the OIG recommends deobligating 29 million dollars … Continue reading

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Updated Flood Damage Reports 8.17.16

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has updated damage assessments for flood damage from six counties from a heavy rain system August 11-14.  No serious injuries or deaths have been reported. Damage reports by county: Adams: Two public roads … Continue reading

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MEMA encourages using social media during hurricanes

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

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