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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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Remember Pets in Hurricane Planning

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 important to remember your pets when planning for a hurricane.   “Most families … 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, it … Continue reading

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

PEARL – As Hurricane Season begins next week, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency wants to remind all Mississippi residents to begin preparing for the 2016 Hurricane Season. As part of Mississippi’s Hurricane Preparedness week, MEMA Executive Director Lee Smithson reminds … Continue reading

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GOV. BRYANT DECLARES HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN MISSISSIPPI

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant has declared May 23-27 as Hurricane Preparedness Week in Mississippi to ensure residents are prepared for the upcoming tropical weather season. This year also marks the 11 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina that devastated the … Continue reading

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FEMA Adds 26 Counties to Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant’s request for 26 counties to become eligible for all categories of Public Assistance was approved today. Public Assistance provides reimbursement to state, tribal and local governments, as well as certain non-profit organizations for things like debris removal … Continue reading

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TALLAHATCHIE COUNTY NOW ELIGIBLE FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                             April 15, 2016 PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that residents and businesses of Tallahatchie County are now eligible to apply for federal assistance from the March flooding and severe storms. Bolivar, Clarke, Coahoma, … Continue reading

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MORE MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES ADDED TO DISASTER DECLARATION

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that two additional counties have been added to Mississippi’s most recent disaster declaration due to the March flooding and severe storms. George and Pearl River counties are now eligible for FEMA’s Individual Assistance … Continue reading

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Eleven Additional Counties Now Eligible For Federal Disaster Assistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                     March 31, 2016 PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that 11 additional counties have been added to Mississippi’s most recent disaster declaration due to the March flooding and severe storms. Clarke, Forrest, Greene, Jones, Marion, … Continue reading

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens for Flood Survivors in Coahoma County

PEARL, Miss. – A disaster recovery center is open in Coahoma County to provide assistance to survivors of the flooding that began March 9, 2016. Plans are to also open centers in Bolivar and Washington counties later this week. Recovery … Continue reading

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