MEMA Disaster Reservist Program

Do you have specialized skills that can be utilized during a natural or man-made disaster? If so, you may be an ideal candidate for our Disaster Reservist Program. This program was created to provide roster of trained and experienced Mississippians who can be activated on an “as-needed basis” to meet staffing requirements during emergencies. […]

National Earthquake Technical Assistance Program classes offered

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has been approved through the National Earthquake Technical Assistance Program (NETAP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to host two training courses in our state.  One class is a combo course titled FEMA P-154 Rapid Visual Screenings of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards (Pre-disaster) and ATC-20 Post Earthquake Safety […]

Today for Spring Severe Weather Preparedness we look at the dangers of Lightning!

Lightning is a serious danger when it comes to thunderstorms! Lightning is one of nature’s deadliest phenomenon, claiming roughly 55 to 60 lives every year across the United States and injuring hundreds more. When a thunderstorm is approaching, it is important to seek shelter as soon as possible to stay safe. #mswx Safety tips to follow […]

Today’s focus for Spring Severe Weather Preparedness is Flash Flooding

Today for Spring Severe Weather Preparedness week we look into Flash Flooding. Flash flooding occurs when excessive water fills normally dry creeks or river beds along with currently flowing creeks and rivers, causing rapid rises of water in a short amount of time. They can happen with little or no warning. … During heavy rain, […]