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Announcement of Initial Public Notice – Hurricane Nate

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is required by law to provide public notice of its intent to provide federal assistance and grant opportunities through the Public Assistance (PA), Individual Assistance (IA), or Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs. This initial … Continue reading

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Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Retains National Accreditation

Pearl – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency retained its national accreditation status from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) following a rigorous review that found the program met all 64 required national standards. The week-long review of Mississippi’s program was … Continue reading

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First Winter Blast to Bring Light Snow, Frigid Temps

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is encouraging the public to be prepared for the first winter event of the season. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for South Mississippi through noon on Friday. Areas … Continue reading

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Four Mississippi Counties Declared For Federal Disaster Aid From Hurricane Nate

JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant announced that President Donald Trump declared George, Greene, Harrison and Jackson counties federal disaster areas from the aftermath and effects of Hurricane Nate that hit Mississippi on October 8th. Those four counties are eligible for … Continue reading

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GOV. BRYANT DECLARES FALL SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant declares Oct. 23-27 as Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi.   Mississippi is making the transition into fall, opening the severe weather season. The state has been hit by 779 tornadoes in the months … Continue reading

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“GREAT CENTRAL U.S. SHAKEOUT” EARTHQUAKE DRILL SET FOR OCTOBER 19, 2017

  PEARL –The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is encouraging everyone in the state to take part in the 2017 “Great Central U.S. ShakeOut” Earthquake Drill on Thursday, October 19 at 10:19 a.m.   During the self-led drill, participants practice how … Continue reading

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MDEQ Lifts Closure for Three Stations in Hancock County

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted closures Thursday for Stations 1, 2, and 3 in Hancock County.   Closures are lifted for:   Station 1 – Lakeshore Beach – from the Silver … Continue reading

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MDOT response efforts near completion following Hurricane Nate

Updated information: Thursday, October 12, 9 A.M. CDT JACKSON, MISS. –Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) crews along the Gulf Coast are wrapping up response efforts following Hurricane Nate. “The majority of MDOT’s response efforts along the Gulf Coast are complete,” … Continue reading

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MDMR to waive permit fees for repairing, rebuilding after Hurricane Nate

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources said Wednesday the agency will waive permit fees until April 30, 2018, for structures that need to be repaired or rebuilt from damage due to Hurricane Nate. These structures … Continue reading

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Highway 90 traffic restored, Nate recovery response continues

Updated information: Wednesday, October 11, 9 A.M. CDT JACKSON, MISS. –Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) crews are making progress on recovery efforts along the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Nate. “Over half of the high-mast lighting systems that were lowered before … Continue reading

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