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, […]


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, […]


Harrison County Offering Self Serve Sandbags At Various Locations

PEARL – Harrison County Emergency Management is offering self-serving sandbags at various locations within the county. The locations are as follows: Long Beach- Harbor @ Pavilion- Hwy 90 Gulfport – Courthouse Road Pier Parking Lot-Hwy 90 Harrison County Road Department -10076 Lorraine Road (Hwy 605) Gulfport Diberville – Harrison County District One Work Center-10085 Doris […]


Harrison County offering self serve sandbags at various locations

Pearl – Harrison County Emergency Management is offering self-serving sandbags at various locations within the county. The locations are as follows: Long Beach- Harbor @ Pavilion- Hwy 90 Gulfport – Courthouse Road Pier Parking Lot-Hwy 90 Harrison County Road Department -10076 Lorraine Road (Hwy 605) Gulfport Diberville – Harrison County District One Work Center-10085 Doris […]


MISSISSIPPI SENDING PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST TO HAWAII TO ASSIST WITH DISASTER RECOVERY

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is sending a public information specialist to Hilo, Hawaii to support the ongoing recovery efforts from the Mt. Kilauea volcano eruption and lava flow disaster. The request for support was made to Mississippi through the National Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) by the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.  MEMA External […]


2018 Hurricane Season Officially Begins

PEARL – Today, June 1, marks the official start to the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season. We have already seen the first named storm of the season in Alberto which made landfall along the Florida panhandle and moved north through the middle of Alabama. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency reminds residents that being prepared before a […]