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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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MEMA Director Announces New Deputy Administrator

PEARL – Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Lee Smithson announces David Shaw as the new MEMA Deputy Administrator. Shaw, currently the Lafayette County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director, will assume the position on October 1, 2016. Shaw has … Continue reading

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FLOOD RECOVERY GRANT AWARDED TO WILKINSON COUNTY

PEARL – U.S. Representative Gregg Harper (R-MS), Gov. Phil Bryant and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) announced today the award of a $250,000 post-disaster grant to Wilkinson County to assist residents with repairing homes damaged by flooding in early … 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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Updated Flood Damage Reports 8.14.16

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received updated damage reports ongoing flooding in south Mississippi. Wilkinson County Emergency Management reports 71 homes damaged from flooding, primarily in the towns of Crosby and Centreville. There are 67 people in … Continue reading

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Gov. Bryant Declares State of Emergency for Severe Flooding

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant issued a State of Emergency today for Adams, Amite, Pike, Wilkinson and any other counties affected by the heavy rainfall and severe flooding over the last few days. The National Weather Service in Slidell reports … Continue reading

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Heavy Rain Causing Flooding in South Mississippi

PEARL – The State Emergency Operations Center has received storm reports from multiple counties due to the ongoing heavy rainfall and flooding throughout the state. There are two injuries being reported in Harrison County. The National Weather Service says flash … Continue reading

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Second Trapped Gravel Pit Worker Recovered

Crystal Springs, Miss – Copiah County Emergency Management and Sherriff’s Department, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and “Mississippi Task Force 2” search team have completed operations with the recovery of the second trapped worker at the Green Brothers Gravel Pit … Continue reading

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One Gravel Pit Worker Located in Copiah County

Copiah County Emergency Management and the Mississippi Emergency Management agencies have been notified that with the help of the Mississippi’s “Task Force Two” Search and Rescue team and additional crews, Green Brothers Gravel Company has located one of its workers … Continue reading

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