MEMA ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR TEMPORARY HOUSING ASSISTANCE

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is offering assistance for storm victims who are unable to live in their homes due to the February 23-24 severe storms and widespread flooding across other areas of the state.  The Temporary Housing Assistance Program (THP) will provide rental reimbursement for eligible residents who were displaced for […]


Mississippi River Flooding

Road closures: Warren County – Partially Closed Roads Floweree Road Eagle-Lakeshore Road   Video of current flooding situation:   Road Closures: State Route 149 at Erickson Road in Yazoo County State Route 465 between U.S. Highway 61 and Eagle Lake Shore Road (the backwater levee) in Warren County. State Route 24 at Fort Adams Pond […]


Updated Storm Damage Reports to MEMA

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received additional damage reports from more than 30 counties due to severe storms and tornadoes on February 23rd, along with flooding that started on February 19th and is still ongoing throughout the state. These damage reports serve only as initial assessments from the county emergency management offices […]


Storm Damage Reports to MEMA

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received damage reports from multiple counties due to severe storms and flooding that is currently ongoing throughout the state. These damage reports serve only as initial assessments and will change as additional reports are sent to MEMA. Initial damage reports by county (assessments ongoing): Calhoun: 15 homes […]


GOV. BRYANT DECLARES SPRING SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDENESS WEEK

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant has declared Feb. 18-22 as Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi. Mississippi is making the transition into spring, opening the severe weather season. The state has been hit by 886 tornadoes in the months of March, April and May since 1950, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Tornadoes […]


Ten Mississippi Counties Declared Federal Disaster Areas

JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant announced that President Donald Trump declared Clarke, Covington, Forrest, Greene, Jasper, Jones, Marion, Newton, Perry and Wayne counties as federal disaster areas on February 14.  The declaration is in response to the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that impacted Mississippi on December 27-28, 2018. Those 10 counties are eligible for […]


UPDATED STORM DAMAGE REPORTS TO MEMA

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has now received damage reports from 15 counties from severe storms and flash flooding that occurred Thursday into Friday morning. Damage assessments are ongoing and will be for several days as areas become accessible as water recedes. There are three shelters open and being managed by the Mississippi […]


SEVERE STORMS CAUSE DAMAGE, MORE STORMS IN THE FORECAST

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received damage reports from several counties from severe storms and flash flooding that occurred Thursday into Friday morning. More than 10 inches of rain fell in portions of south Mississippi causing extreme flash flooding. High winds and possible tornadoes caused damage in Warren and Yazoo counties. Two […]


MEMA READY TO ASSIST SANTA

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency wants residents to know it will be ready to assist Santa Claus as he moves throughout the state Christmas Eve. The forecast is looking good with mild temperatures and mostly clear skies across the state. MEMA would like to assure all the children in Mississippi that Santa and the reindeer […]