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Additional state resources supporting the USMC Plane Crash Recovery in Leflore County.

Mississippi Valley State University is providing housing and recreational spaces to close to 200 servicemen free of charge. The Mississippi Wireless Communications Commission provided 30 cache radios that are being used by the Marines and other agencies on the ground. … Continue reading

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State Agencies Assisting U.S. Marine Corps in Plane Crash Recovery

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues coordinating state resources for Leflore County Emergency Management and the United States Marines Corps (USMC) in the recovery process of the KC-130 aircraft that crashed on July 10. Through the United States … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Cindy Downgraded to Tropical Depression

PEARL – Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border at approximately 3 a.m., Thursday morning. The National Hurricane Center has since downgraded the cyclone to a tropical depression.  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has numerous reports of street … Continue reading

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Jackson County declares “Local Proclamation” and announces road closures

The Jackson County Board of Supervisors proclaimed a “Declaration of Local Emergency” Tuesday on June 20th, in advance of Tropical Storm Cindy. This list of road closures has been reported to the Jackson County Office of Emergency Management:   City of … Continue reading

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MEMA Tropical Cindy Update

PEARL – As Tropical Storm Cindy churns in the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has no reports of any major damage or injuries in the state.  Heavy rain is still expected throughout the day and overnight as … Continue reading

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MEMA Monitoring Tropical System in the Gulf

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is closely monitoring  Tropical Storm Cindy in the Gulf of Mexico.  MEMA wants to remind everyone that now is a good time to review your family emergency plan and listen to the advice … Continue reading

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SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Residents of Holmes, Montgomery, and Adjacent Counties

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant’s request for disaster assistance was approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration for Holmes and Montgomery counties for damage caused by the April 30th severe weather outbreak.  The SBA Disaster declaration also covers the adjacent … Continue reading

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Disaster Notice for the April 30, 2017 Tornadoes

PUBLIC NOTICE The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to reimburse eligible applicants for eligible costs to repair or replace facilities damaged by Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-Line Winds and Flooding that occurred in the … Continue reading

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Nine Mississippi Counties Declared Federal Disaster Areas

JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant announced that President Donald Trump declared Adams, Calhoun, Carroll, Claiborne, Holmes, Jefferson, Montgomery, Webster and Yazoo counties federal disaster areas this afternoon from severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that hit Mississippi on April 30, 2017. … Continue reading

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GOV. PHIL BRYANT REQUESTS FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION

JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant has requested President Donald Trump declare a major disaster for nine counties from the severe weather, tornadoes and flooding that hit Mississippi on April 30, 2017. Based on joint preliminary damage assessment results conducted by … Continue reading

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