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Updated Storm Damage Reports to MEMA

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received updated damage reports from severe storms Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. At least 20 homes have been damaged in several counties.  No injuries are being reported. As of 1:30 p.m. Entergy … Continue reading

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Storm Damage Reports to MEMA

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received damage reports from early evening severe weather in Mississippi. Several counties have damage to homes and power outages. No injuries are being reported. Residents need to remain alert as a second … Continue reading

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SEVERE STORMS EXPECTED TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO WEDNESDAY

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is asking residents to prepare for the probability of severe storms Tuesday afternoon into early Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service says most of the state has a high risk of seeing strong … Continue reading

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Inaugural Emergency Preparedness 5K Run & Walk

PEARL –The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the Mississippi Civil Defense Emergency Association (MCDEMA), the Mississippi State Fire Academy and the Mississippi National Guard will be hosting an inaugural Emergency Preparedness 5K Run/Walk and one-mile Fun Run on Saturday, Nov. … Continue reading

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SBA Disaster Assistance Available for Wilkinson and Adjacent Counties

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant’s request for disaster assistance in Wilkinson County was approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Residents, businesses and non-profit organizations affected by torrential rains and flooding that occurred on August 12-14, 2016 are eligible to … Continue reading

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Mississippi Sends Emergency Management Assistance Team to North Carolina for Hurricane Matthew

PEARL –The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has two staff members on their way to North Carolina to support preparations for potential impacts of Hurricane Matthew. The team is called an EMAC “A-Team,” which will help coordinate response and recovery resources … Continue reading

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State Agencies Connect with Local Organizations to Strengthen Disaster Preparedness and Response

JACKSON – The Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service (known as Volunteer Mississippi) is developing a database of the local volunteer organizations in each county and community throughout Mississippi. While we all know about organizations like the American Red Cross and Salvation … Continue reading

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MEMA Mass Notification System Message Sent by Mistake

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency mistakenly sent an “Active Shooter” message at 8:33 a.m. Tuesday morning.  A “Disregard” follow up notification was sent at 8:39 a.m. MEMA is installing a new, state-of-the-art, mass notification system called AtHoc. MEMA … Continue reading

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A Message from MEMA’s Executive Director Lee Smithson

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has come under fire recently for its oversight of federal recovery grants by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) within the Office of Homeland Security. I would like to point out a few things … Continue reading

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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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