GOV. BRYANT DECLARES FALL SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant has declared Oct. 22-26 as Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi. Mississippi is making the transition into fall, opening the severe weather season. The state has been hit by 783 tornadoes in the months of November through February since 1950, according to the National Weather Service. Tornadoes cause an […]


Mississippi sends nearly 100 personnel to Florida for Hurricane Michael Recovery

Mississippi now has 96 personnel deployed to Florida to assist with Hurricane Michael Recovery Operations through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC). Here is a list of the personnel and equipment deployed: One Mass Care Coordinator: Member of MS Dept. of Human Services EMAC A-Team: Two MEMA staff Five Ambulance Strike Teams: 11 MS State […]


MISSISSIPPI SENDING ADDITIONAL STAFF TO FLORIDA FOR HURRICANE MICHAEL

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is sending two staff members to the Florida State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee to support response and recovery to Hurricane Michael. Michael will make landfall today as a category four hurricane along the panhandle near Panama City with winds in excess of 140 mph. MEMA Area Coordinator Tina Reed […]


MISSISSIPPI SENDS STATE’S SEARCH AND RESCUE ASSETS TO FLORIDA FOR HURRICANE MICHAEL SUPPORT

PEARL – The State of Mississippi has deployed two search and rescue teams to Florida, to assist with potential emergency response efforts, due to the impacts of Hurricane Michael. The deployment was provided through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) requests by Florida. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the people in the path of […]


Damage Assessments Completed in Pearl

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has completed damage assessments in the city of Pearl from flash flooding on Sept. 26.  More than 160 homes sustained minor damage, five bridges had major damage, one business was destroyed and seven more sustained major damage. Based on those numbers, the area would not qualify for a […]


Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alerting Systems Postponed Until October 3, 2018

WASHINGTON – FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), postponed the nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) until Oct. 3 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 […]


Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alerting Systems Postponed Until October 3, 2018

WASHINGTON –FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), postponed the nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) until Oct. 3 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence.  The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. […]


Mississippi Sends Department Of Health Assets To North Carolina For Hurricane Florence Support

PEARL – The State of Mississippi has deployed assets and personnel from the Mississippi Department of Health to North Carolina, to assist with potential emergency response efforts, due to the impacts of Hurricane Florence. The deployment was provided through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) requests by North Carolina. The Department of Health is sending […]


MISSISSIPPI SENDS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ASSETS TO NORTH CAROLINA FOR HURRICANE FLORENCE SUPPORT

PEARL – The State of Mississippi has deployed assets and personnel from the Mississippi Department of Health to North Carolina, to assist with potential emergency response efforts, due to the impacts of Hurricane Florence. The deployment was provided through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) requests by North Carolina. The Department of Health is sending […]


Mississippi Sends State’s Search And Rescue Team To Virginia For Hurricane Florence Support

The State of Mississippi has deployed members of it’s Search and Rescue Team to Virginia, to assist with potential emergency rescue efforts, due to the impacts of Hurricane Florence. The deployment was provided through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) requests by the Commonwealth of Virginia. There are 42 members headed to the east coast, […]