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Earthquake in Madison County

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has been notified by the United States Geological Survey that a 3.2 magnitude earthquake with a depth of three miles, centered just 4 miles southwest of Canton, Miss., struck at 8:23 a.m. Residents … Continue reading

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MEMA: PROTECT YOURSELF FROM EXTREME HEAT

PEARL – As temperatures soar into the upper 90s and the heat index surpasses 100 degrees, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency wants to remind residents to take precautions to protect themselves from the hot weather. “As all Mississippians know, it … Continue reading

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MEMA Director Announces New Deputy Administrator

Pearl – Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Robert Latham announces Richard Wilson as the new MEMA Deputy Administrator. Wilson will oversee the day-to-day operations of the MEMA offices of Response, Preparedness, Field Services and Logistics. Wilson has a long … Continue reading

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ROBERT LATHAM COMMENTS ON PASSING OF MEMA EMPLOYEE ERIC HAMBRICK

“The MEMA family is saddened by the tragic death of Eric Hambrick. Eric was a gifted vocalist who often sang at area churches. He was very engaged with his church and the church youth. He was a dedicated public servant … Continue reading

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MEMA ENCOURAGES THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA DURING HURRICANES

PEARL –It seems as though everyone has a smartphone or computer access these days and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency wants to encourage the use of mobile phone apps and social networking during hurricanes to receive vital emergency information from … Continue reading

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REMEMBER YOUR PETS DURING HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS

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 as important to have an emergency plan in place for their pets before … 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, places … Continue reading

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BUSINESSES SHOULD PREPARE FOR HURRICANE SEASON NOW

PEARL – Businesses should begin taking precautions and prepare for hurricane season now. Many people think that only businesses located along the Gulf Coast will be affected by tropical weather. Most forget that inland businesses could be affected by power … Continue reading

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GOV. BRYANT DECLARES HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN MISSISSIPPI

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant has declared May 25-29 as Hurricane Preparedness Week in Mississippi to ensure residents are prepared for the upcoming tropical weather season. This year also marks the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina that devastated the … Continue reading

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Be Aware For Possible Severe Weather Late Tonight

PEARL – The Mississippi Management Agency has been notified by the National Weather Service of the potential for severe storms that could bring 75 mph winds and possibly strong tornadoes late tonight into the early morning hours for portions of … Continue reading

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