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Volunteer Center Opening in Lauderdale County To Assist With Storm Clean-Up

PEARL – The Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service has coordinated with officials in Lauderdale County to open a Volunteer Response Center today for people to help those affected by the severe weather this week. The Volunteer Response Center is located … Continue reading

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UPDATED STORM DAMAGE REPORTED TO MEMA

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received updated reports of storm damage from several counties from severe weather that moved through the state Tuesday and early Wednesday morning. No injuries have been reported to MEMA. National Weather Service … Continue reading

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STORM DAMAGE REPORTED TO MEMA

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received initial reports of storm damage from several counties from severe weather that is moving through the state. Storms will continue through the night for the eastern and southern parts of Mississippi … Continue reading

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County Community Safe Rooms Opening For Severe Weather

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has been notified of county community saferooms being opened for residents to use as severe weather moves through the this afternoon through tomorrow morning. Adams County 323 Liberty Rd., Natchez Contact number: 601-445-3525 … Continue reading

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SEVERE STORMS EXPECTED TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is asking residents to prepare for the possibility of severe storms Tuesday afternoon into early Wednesday morning. Forecasters from the National Weather Service say the primary threats will be damaging winds, tornadoes, hail … Continue reading

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MEMA Director Robert Latham Comments on the Passing of TV Journalist Bert Case

Statement from Mr. Latham: PEARL – “Today the emergency management community lost a dear friend and the state lost a great man. Bert has reported some of the most destructive disasters in this country’s history from Hurricane Camille to Hurricane … Continue reading

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Additional Counties Added To Mississippi Disaster Declaration

Jackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that additional counties have been added to Mississippi’s disaster declaration due to the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in December. Monroe, Prentiss and Panola counties are now eligible for FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program. Five … Continue reading

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Winter Storm/Severe Weather Updates Jan. 22, 2016

The Mississippi State Emergency Operations Center is providing the following updates to the ongoing winter storm and damage reported from severe weather on Thursday: Severe Weather damage reported on Jan. 21: No injuries reported Adams Co.: Trees and powerlines down. … Continue reading

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Additional Counties Added To Public Assistance Declaration

OXFORD, Miss. –  The Federal Emergency Management Agency has declared three more Mississippi counties eligible for Public Assistance after December’s deadly tornadoes. Coahoma, Panola and Quitman counties were approved for all categories of Public Assistance today. Benton, Marshall and Tippah counties … Continue reading

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MDEQ RECOMMENDATIONS TO MINIMIZE RELEASES OF FUEL FROM UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has the following recommendations to underground storage tank (UST) owners and operators to assist them in minimizing damage and releases of fuel from underground storage tanks in a flood prone area. Turn … Continue reading

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