MEMA Disaster Preparedness & Mitigation Kids Campaign

This new campaign is built around Delta the Disaster Dog, Pearl the Preparedness Pup and Jake the Mitigation Wizard.  Delta and Pearl embark on a journey across Mississippi to learn about all the hazards we face and how to prepare for them. At the end of each trip Jake offers advice on mitigation, which is techniques to reduce the impact of a particular disaster, on people and property.

The “experts” along the journey through Mississippi are:

  • Shaky the Earthworm teaches about earthquakes.
  • Rainey the Raccoon teaches about flooding.
  • Twisty the Turtle teaches about tornadoes.
  • Gusty the Seagull teaches about hurricanes.
  • Icy the Owl teaches about winter weather.

Kids will also learn how to build an emergency supply kit and be awarded an official “Disaster Prepared Certificate.”

Click here to download the MEMA 4 Kids book.

If you would like to request a visit from the Delta, Pearl and Jake to your school, organization or an event, please email MEMA External Affairs, Greg Flynn gflynn@mema.ms.gov or Ray Coleman rcoleman@mema.ms.gov with the following information:

Name of Organization

Contact person

Date requesting

Location of event

Type of event

Number of those expected to attend.