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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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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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