The Plans Bureau is responsible for providing emergency planning assistance to state agencies and local governments to include the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, as well as regional and national emergency planning initiatives.
Additionally, the bureau manages all program requirements for the Hazardous Materials Program, Local Emergency Planning Committees, Waste Isolation Pilot Program, Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program, Earthquake Program, Hurricane Program and Continuity of Operations and Continuity of Government planning assistance for state agencies.
All of these efforts are directed at preparing local communities with effective planning tools utilizing an all hazards approach.
MEMA maintains the State Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, which outlines the state’s response to emergencies and contains specific annexes that outline each state agency’s role during an event.
To view the CEMP, click here.
Hazard Mitigation Plan:
MEMA maintains the State Hazard Mitigation Plan that identifies the major natural hazards that affect our state, assesses the risk that each hazard poses, projects the vulnerability of our citizens, property and infrastructure and recommends actions that can be taken to reduce the risk of specific hazards.
To view the State Hazard Mitigation Plan, click here.