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Ice on roads in most of state, MDOT advises no travel

JACKSON, MISS.–As winter weather conditions continue to affect highways across the state, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is advising the public to stay off roads with reported icy conditions and to limit travel to emergencies only.   “The issue … Continue reading

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State Offices to Open at 10 a.m. on Jan. 17

JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant has ordered agency heads to delay opening state offices on Wednesday, Jan. 17, until 10 a.m. Agency heads will also have discretion whether to require non-emergency personnel to report to work. Winter weather that continued … Continue reading

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Winter Storm, Wicked Wind Chills headed for Mississippi

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is encouraging the public to prepare for a winter storm set to enter the state Monday evening through Tuesday and near zero wind chills. The National Weather Service expects for snow to begin as early … Continue reading

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Announcement of Initial Public Notice – Hurricane Nate

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is required by law to provide public notice of its intent to provide federal assistance and grant opportunities through the Public Assistance (PA), Individual Assistance (IA), or Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs. This initial … Continue reading

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Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Retains National Accreditation

Pearl – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency retained its national accreditation status from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) following a rigorous review that found the program met all 64 required national standards. The week-long review of Mississippi’s program was … Continue reading

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First Winter Blast to Bring Light Snow, Frigid Temps

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is encouraging the public to be prepared for the first winter event of the season. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for South Mississippi through noon on Friday. Areas … Continue reading

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Four Mississippi Counties Declared For Federal Disaster Aid From Hurricane Nate

JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant announced that President Donald Trump declared George, Greene, Harrison and Jackson counties federal disaster areas from the aftermath and effects of Hurricane Nate that hit Mississippi on October 8th. Those four counties are eligible for … Continue reading

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GOV. BRYANT DECLARES FALL SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant declares Oct. 23-27 as Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi.   Mississippi is making the transition into fall, opening the severe weather season. The state has been hit by 779 tornadoes in the months … Continue reading

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“GREAT CENTRAL U.S. SHAKEOUT” EARTHQUAKE DRILL SET FOR OCTOBER 19, 2017

  PEARL –The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is encouraging everyone in the state to take part in the 2017 “Great Central U.S. ShakeOut” Earthquake Drill on Thursday, October 19 at 10:19 a.m.   During the self-led drill, participants practice how … Continue reading

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MDEQ Lifts Closure for Three Stations in Hancock County

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted closures Thursday for Stations 1, 2, and 3 in Hancock County.   Closures are lifted for:   Station 1 – Lakeshore Beach – from the Silver … Continue reading

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