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Hurricane Shelter Information from MDHS

  JACKSON- In preparation for Hurricane Nate, here are some resources you may need in order for your family and visitors to be fully prepared for the upcoming storm.  Please follow the advice of your local officials regarding the possibility … Continue reading

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Gov. Bryant issues State of Emergency for Tropical Storm Nate

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a State of Emergency and an Executive Order authorizing the use of the Mississippi National Guard as Tropical Storm Nate advances to the Gulf of Mexico.   At 10 a.m., the National Hurricane … Continue reading

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MDOT prepares for Nate

JACKSON, MISS. – As Tropical Storm Nate moves into the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is preparing for the storm to make landfall as a hurricane along Mississippi’s coastal counties.   The National Hurricane Center (NHC) … Continue reading

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Coastal County EM Offices

Coast residents with questions about Nate preparations can call the county emergency management offices: Hancock Co. 228-255-0942 Harrison Co. 228-865-4002 Jackson Co. 228-769-3111

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**HURRICANE INFORMATION** PREPAREDNESS TIPS

Hurricane readiness should begin before the storm hits. The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) advises residents to prepare now for Tropical Storm Nate, so lives can be saved and illness prevented.   Preparing a Disaster Kit Stock your home … Continue reading

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City of Biloxi declares a local emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Nate

BILOXI, Miss – Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich and the Biloxi City Council declared  a local emergency proclamation in Biloxi this afternoon, a measure that authorizes the mayor to take extraordinary steps to deal with the expected torrential downpour from Tropical Storm … Continue reading

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MEMA UNVEILS NEW PREPAREDNESS APP FOR SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS

PEARL, Miss –The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency unveiled its new preparedness app for smartphones and tablets today.  The new app provides current weather conditions, live radar, an interactive emergency kit list, real-time social media posts, preparedness sections for all-hazards, news … Continue reading

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MISSISSIPPI SENDS EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAMS TO FLORIDA TO ASSIST WITH HURRICANE IRMA

PEARL, Miss –The State of Mississippi is sending 98 emergency response specialists to assist the state of Florida as Hurricane Irma makes landfall. The Mississippi teams were all requested by the Florida Division of Emergency Management through the national Emergency … Continue reading

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How Mississippians Can Help Texas in Harvey Recovery

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received an outpouring of requests from generous residents and businesses around the state about how to help Texans in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.  There are many questions, rumors and offers circulating … Continue reading

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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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