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 […]


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 […]