Severe Weather Threat for Halloween

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is asking residents to prepare for the potential of severe weather starting on Wednesday evening through Thursday morning. The National Weather Service (NWS) says severe storms, damaging winds and tornadoes are possible for a majority of the state. MEMA is urging the public to be mindful of those threats […]


Winter Weather is Friday’s focus for Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Winter Weather is another severe weather aspect that is dangerous and preparation is key to making it safely through the winter months. There are a number of different ways that winter storms can impact a region and the people who live there. Winter storms are considered deceptive killers because most deaths are not directly related […]


Thursday’s focus for Fall Severe Weather Preparedness is Flash Flooding!

Today for Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week we focus on Flash Flooding! Driving in a flooded area is dangerous! Always remember to Turn Around Don’t Drown! Check out these driving TIPS to be more prepared in a flood situation! Flash flooding is the leading weather-related killer in the United States. More than 100 people are […]


Tuesday’s focus for Fall Severe Weather Preparedness is Severe Thunderstorms and Lightning

Lightning, large hail and damaging winds from thunderstorms are just as deadly as tornadoes. Today for Fall Severe Weather Preparedness we look at the dangerous aspects of thunderstorms. Get prepared and stay safe during a thunderstorm: Avoid water/plumbing – Lightning can travel through plumbing Avoid electronic equipment of all types. Lightning can travel through electrical […]


Monday’s topic for Fall Severe Weather Preparedness is Warnings and Alerts

MEMA the National Weather Service and other partners are highlighting the importance of severe weather warnings and alerts for the first day of Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Smartphones will alert you of a tornado, flash flooding or other warnings in your area with a unique ring tone and vibration. Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) is […]


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 […]