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Second Storm Death Reported to MEMA

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has confirmed a second death from Sunday’s severe weather. A child from Rankin County died at University Medical Center from an electric shock in floodwater. ###

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UPDATED STORM DAMAGE REPORTS TO MEMA

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received initial damage reports from 26 county emergency management agencies as a result of severe storms Sunday.  There is one death and at least two injuries being reported.  There are more than … Continue reading

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STORM DAMAGE REPORTED TO MEMA

  PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received initial damage reports from 19 county emergency management agencies as a result of severe storms Sunday.  There is one death and at least two injuries being reported.  There are more … Continue reading

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MEMA Urges Residents To Stay Weather Aware

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is urging residents stay aware of dangerous weather conditions that could occur from now through Monday morning. Most of the state of Mississippi is under a MODERATE to ENHANCED risk for severe weather. … Continue reading

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January Storm Survivors: Registration Deadline Has Passed but Stay in Touch With FEMA to Keep Recovery Going

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The deadline to register with FEMA was March 27, but you can still call to check on the status of your application, appeal a decision by FEMA, update your contact information, provide updated documentation or ask questions … Continue reading

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STATE/FEMA Assistance to Mississippi Disaster Survivors Tops $3 Million

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Nearly two months since President Trump declared a major disaster after the Jan. 21 severe storms and tornadoes in Mississippi, more than $3 million in assistance to individuals and households has been approved by MEMA and FEMA. … Continue reading

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Two Weeks Left to Register with FEMA, Apply for SBA Low-Interest Loans

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – If you’re a survivor of the severe storms and tornadoes in January, you have two weeks to register for possible disaster assistance and to return applications for low-interest disaster loans to the U.S. Small Business Administration. The … Continue reading

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FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center in Forrest County Changes Hours of Operation Saturday; Sets Tentative Closing Date

HATTIESBURG, MS – The MEMA/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Forrest County will no longer be open Saturdays. New hours of operation at the center are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, effectively immediately.  The center also is tentatively … Continue reading

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Gov. Bryant Declares Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week 2017

PEARL – The months of March, April and May bring the greatest threat of severe weather to Mississippi. Therefore Gov. Phil Bryant has declared Feb. 20-24, 2017 as Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week. National Weather Service records show there have been 821 … Continue reading

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President Trump Declares Major Disaster for Mississippi

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Mississippi to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line … Continue reading

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