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

This disaster has been combined with the February 19-24 storms and flooding on our incident page found here. 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 […]


PUBLIC NOTICE FROM FEMA – DR 4415

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to reimburse eligible applicants for eligible costs to repair or replace facilities damaged by the severe weather, tornado and flooding event occurring December 27th through December 28th, 2018. This notice applies to Public Assistance (PA) and Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) […]