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LINCOLN COUNTY STORM DAMAGE REPORTS

BROOKHAVEN – The Brookhaven-Lincoln County Civil Defense and Emergency Management Agency is reporting damage to homes, electrical and gas lines, as well as blocked roadways as a result of severe storms that moved through the northern part of the county … Continue reading

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WEATHER DAMAGE REPORTS TO MEMA

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received preliminary reports of damage from nine counties from severe weather that began moving through the state Monday.  Damage assessments are ongoing by county emergency managers. Initial damage reports by county are … 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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Federal Help May be Available for Vehicles Damaged in the Mississippi Storms

JACKSON, Miss. – Anyone who had a car damaged or destroyed by the April 28 through May 3 storms in any of the 12 Mississippi counties designated for FEMA Individual Assistance may be eligible for federal help. The deadline to … 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 – 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. “Having a financial plan in place, before a threat is imminent, will … Continue reading

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BUSINESSES SHOULD PREPARE FOR HURRICANE SEASON NOW

PEARL – Businesses should begin taking precautions and prepare for hurricane season now. Many people think that only businesses located along the Gulf Coast will be affected by tropical weather. Most forget that inland businesses could be affected by power outages, … Continue reading

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Survivors Have Until Friday to Visit Disaster Recovery Center in Columbus

JACKSON, Miss. – Disaster survivors have until 6 p.m. Friday, June 6, to visit the disaster recovery center in Columbus. The center remains open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily until 6 p.m. Friday. The centers located in Louisville … Continue reading

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FEMA Recovery Grants are for Disaster-Related Expenses

JACKSON, Miss. – As Mississippi disaster survivors receive FEMA checks or direct deposits to help them recover from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding of April 28 through May 3, it is important to understand that there are limits on … Continue reading

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MEMA REMINDS RESIDENTS TO DEVELOP AN EMERGENCY PLAN AS HURRICANE SEASON BEGINS

PEARL – To increase your chances of surviving a disaster, everyone in Mississippi should have or review their emergency plans. As part of Mississippi’s Hurricane Preparedness week, MEMA Director Robert Latham urges individuals and families to discuss their Family Disaster … Continue reading

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