Mississippi state law charges MEMA with maintaining a comprehensive statewide emergency management program and is responsible for coordinating with federal, state and local governments, school boards and private associations that have a role in emergency management.
Mississippi Emergency Management Law:
To view Mississippi’s Emergency Management Law, click here.
Disaster Reporting Forms:
Damage Assessment Forms:
DA1: Individual Assistance form – DA1 instructions.
DA2: Business and Agriculture form – DA2 instructions.
DA3: Public Assistance form – DA3 instruction.
DA4: Debris Removal form – DA4 instructions.
DA5: Summary form – DA5 instructions.
DA6: Budget form – DA6 instructions.
Individual Assistance Damage Assessment Level Guidelines
Public Assistance Damage Assessment Guidelines
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.
Statewide Mutual Aid Compact:
The Statewide Mutual Aid Compact, or SMAC, began in 1995 by MEMA to provide a more effective use of resources in times of disaster. It provides a way for cities and counties to request and receive help from each other when local resources are exhausted. SMAC provides a mechanism for assistance to come from different parts of the state. It addresses the issues of liability, compensation, direction and control in a uniform manner. SMAC allows members of the compact to have a mutual aid agreement with both the state and other compact members.
To view the SMAC Agreement, click here.