Pearl River County Emergency Services have concluded rescue operations

We have concluded rescue operations and the shelter in Poplarville is closed as of 08:00. this morning. As the water recedes and you are able to return to your homes please let us know if you have any damage. This includes homes, businesses or agricultural. Call 601.688.0813 to report damage or being displaced. We will […]


Gov. Bryant issues State of Emergency for Severe Storms and Flooding

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a State of Emergency in response to the severe storms and flooding that have impacted the state, beginning on May 8th, 2019.  The State of Emergency covers all counties and municipalities that were affected by the severe weather. A state of emergency is an administrative tool that authorizes […]


West Hobolochitto Creek Near McNeill at Major Flood Stage

MCNEILL, Miss. – The West Hobolochitto Creek near McNeill, which is in Pearl River County, has reached major flood stage. The creek’s level Sunday morning is 22.42 feet and is expected to rise to 24 feet by this afternoon. It has risen 16.38 feet since Thursday. According to the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service, widespread flooding will occur […]


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Vicksburg District Updates on Conditions in the Yazoo Backwater Area

VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District met with local Warren County officials May 10 at the district’s headquarters building in Vicksburg to provide an overview of current and forecasted conditions in the Yazoo Backwater area and discuss the implications of these conditions on Eagle Lake. Additionally, district engineers provided […]


GOVERNOR BRYANT DECLARES HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN MISSISSIPPI

PEARL – To ensure residents are prepared for the upcoming tropical weather season, Governor Phil Bryant has declared May 6-10 as Hurricane Preparedness Week in Mississippi. In September of last year, Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This marked the second straight year a tropical system has affected the state. “Because […]


MEMA Fact Sheet on Statewide Disasters

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is either working the response and/or recovery phase of three (3) active disasters in 60 counties.  Below is a brief fact sheet of those disasters, along with information regarding federal disaster declarations, state of emergencies and tornado totals so far this year.  Active Disasters: Mississippi has seen […]


APRIL 18 – TORNADO OUTBREAK

April 18 Tornado Outbreak – Updated Statewide Damage Reports to MEMA – (updated April 20, 2019) PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) continues to receive damage reports due to tornadoes and severe storms that impacted the state on April 18. So far, the National Weather Service (NWS) in Jackson has confirmed 16 tornadoes […]


40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PEARL RIVER FLOOD OF 1979

See the video below of the Flood Anniversary Press Conference. Excuse the audio difficulties. This week marks the 40th anniversary of the devastating Pearl River flood. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), along with the National Weather Service-Jackson, Hinds and Rankin County Emergency Management are providing the following recount of events as well as what […]


APRIL 13 & 14 TORNADO OUTBREAK

April 19 update: New Volunteer Reception Center Old Abundant Life Pentacostal Church, 40193 Hamilton Rd., Hamilton, MS Friday Operating Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday Operating Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sunday Operating Hours: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. VRC will remain at 40193 Hamilton Rd. next week, regular operating hours 9:00 a.m. […]