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Updated Flood Damage Reports 8.17.16

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has updated damage assessments for flood damage from six counties from a heavy rain system August 11-14.  No serious injuries or deaths have been reported. Damage reports by county: Adams: Two public roads … Continue reading

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Updated Flood Damage Reports 8.14.16

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received updated damage reports ongoing flooding in south Mississippi. Wilkinson County Emergency Management reports 71 homes damaged from flooding, primarily in the towns of Crosby and Centreville. There are 67 people in … Continue reading

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Gov. Bryant Declares State of Emergency for Severe Flooding

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant issued a State of Emergency today for Adams, Amite, Pike, Wilkinson and any other counties affected by the heavy rainfall and severe flooding over the last few days. The National Weather Service in Slidell reports … Continue reading

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Heavy Rain Causing Flooding in South Mississippi

PEARL – The State Emergency Operations Center has received storm reports from multiple counties due to the ongoing heavy rainfall and flooding throughout the state. There are two injuries being reported in Harrison County. The National Weather Service says flash … Continue reading

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Second Trapped Gravel Pit Worker Recovered

Crystal Springs, Miss – Copiah County Emergency Management and Sherriff’s Department, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and “Mississippi Task Force 2” search team have completed operations with the recovery of the second trapped worker at the Green Brothers Gravel Pit … Continue reading

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One Gravel Pit Worker Located in Copiah County

Copiah County Emergency Management and the Mississippi Emergency Management agencies have been notified that with the help of the Mississippi’s “Task Force Two” Search and Rescue team and additional crews, Green Brothers Gravel Company has located one of its workers … Continue reading

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SBA DISASTER ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR HARRISON, WALTHALL AND ADJACENT COUNTIES

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant’s request for disaster assistance was approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration for Harrison and Walthall counties for flooding. Residents, businesses and non-profit organizations affected by torrential rains and flash flooding that occurred on April … Continue reading

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Gravel Pit Recovery Update from Copiah County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                           June 6, 2016  Crystal Springs, Miss – Copiah County Emergency Management and the Mississippi Emergency Management agencies have been notified that Green Brothers Gravel Company has started pumping water out of the pit where two miners … Continue reading

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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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