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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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State Agencies Assisting U.S. Marine Corps in Plane Crash Recovery

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues coordinating state resources for Leflore County Emergency Management and the United States Marines Corps (USMC) in the recovery process of the KC-130 aircraft that crashed on July 10. Through the United States … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Cindy Downgraded to Tropical Depression

PEARL – Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border at approximately 3 a.m., Thursday morning. The National Hurricane Center has since downgraded the cyclone to a tropical depression.  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has numerous reports of street … Continue reading

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Jackson County declares “Local Proclamation” and announces road closures

The Jackson County Board of Supervisors proclaimed a “Declaration of Local Emergency” Tuesday on June 20th, in advance of Tropical Storm Cindy. This list of road closures has been reported to the Jackson County Office of Emergency Management:   City of … Continue reading

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