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BE PREPARED FOR DANGEROUS HEAT THIS WEEKEND

PEARL – Much of Mississippi may see the hottest temperatures of the year this weekend. The National Weather Service forecasts actual high temperatures up to 105 degrees with “real feel” heat indices up to 115 degrees through Monday. “It has … Continue reading

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Governor Bryant Announces Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary First Responders’ Event

JACKSON—Gov. Phil Bryant and First Lady Deborah Bryant, along with Katrina Remembrance Commission chairpersons Haley and Marsha Barbour, today announced a 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina remembrance event for first responders. It will be held on Friday, August 28 from … Continue reading

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BE AWARE OF HEAT DANGERS IN MISSISSIPPI

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency wants to remind residents of the dangers of the high temperatures impacting Mississippi. According to the National Weather Service, most of the state will see heat indices, or “real feel,” of more than … Continue reading

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Earthquake in Madison County

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has been notified by the United States Geological Survey that a 3.2 magnitude earthquake with a depth of three miles, centered just 4 miles southwest of Canton, Miss., struck at 8:23 a.m. Residents … Continue reading

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MEMA: PROTECT YOURSELF FROM EXTREME HEAT

PEARL – As temperatures soar into the upper 90s and the heat index surpasses 100 degrees, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency wants to remind residents to take precautions to protect themselves from the hot weather. “As all Mississippians know, it … Continue reading

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MEMA Director Announces New Deputy Administrator

Pearl – Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Robert Latham announces Richard Wilson as the new MEMA Deputy Administrator. Wilson will oversee the day-to-day operations of the MEMA offices of Response, Preparedness, Field Services and Logistics. Wilson has a long … Continue reading

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ROBERT LATHAM COMMENTS ON PASSING OF MEMA EMPLOYEE ERIC HAMBRICK

“The MEMA family is saddened by the tragic death of Eric Hambrick. Eric was a gifted vocalist who often sang at area churches. He was very engaged with his church and the church youth. He was a dedicated public servant … Continue reading

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MEMA ENCOURAGES THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA DURING HURRICANES

PEARL –It seems as though everyone has a smartphone or computer access these days and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency wants to encourage the use of mobile phone apps and social networking during hurricanes to receive vital emergency information from … Continue reading

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REMEMBER YOUR PETS DURING HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS

PEARL –Pets are part of a family, so as we enter day four of Hurricane Preparedness Week the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency reminds residents that it is as important to have an emergency plan in place for their pets before … Continue reading

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RESIDENTS SHOULD HAVE A FINANCIAL PLAN FOR HURRICANE SEASON

PEARL – On the third day of Hurricane Preparedness Week the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency wants to remind everyone that it is essential to think about finances as part of your preparedness plan for hurricane season. “After a disaster, places … Continue reading

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