Eight Mississippi Counties Declared Federal Disaster Areas

Gov. Phil Bryant announced that President Donald Trump declared Clarke, Clay, Itawamba, Kemper, Monroe, Oktibbeha, Warren and Yazoo Counties as federal disaster areas on Thursday, June 20, 2019.  The declaration is in response to the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding that impacted Mississippi on April 13th and 14th. Those eight counties are eligible […]


Mississippi’s National Guard and Emergency Management Agency to Participate in Ardent Sentry/Shaken Fury 2019

Pearl – The Mississippi National Guard (MSNG) and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) are both participating in national-level earthquake exercise, beginning this week and continuing through early June. The exercise is taking place from May 29th through June 7th and center around a catastrophic earthquake scenario along the southwest segment of the New Madrid […]


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 […]


Announcement of Initial Public Notice – Hurricane Nate

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is required by law to provide public notice of its intent to provide federal assistance and grant opportunities through the Public Assistance (PA), Individual Assistance (IA), or Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs. This initial public notice addresses the agency’s intention to reimburse eligible applicants for costs to repair or […]


How Mississippians Can Help Texas in Harvey Recovery

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received an outpouring of requests from generous residents and businesses around the state about how to help Texans in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.  There are many questions, rumors and offers circulating across social media outlets so MEMA has compiled the following official ways to give of […]


Disaster Notice for the April 30, 2017 Tornadoes

PUBLIC NOTICE 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 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-Line Winds and Flooding that occurred in the State of Mississippi during the incident period that began on April 30, 2017. This notice applies […]


MEMA REQUESTS JOINT PRELIMINARY DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS FROM FEMA

PEARL – Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Lee Smithson sent a formal request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for joint preliminary damage assessments following the severe storms and tornado outbreak on April 30th, 2017.  The teams would conduct assessments for individual assistance in Holmes and Montgomery counties and public assistance for Calhoun, Holmes, […]


STATE/FEMA Assistance to Mississippi Disaster Survivors Tops $3 Million

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Nearly two months since President Trump declared a major disaster after the Jan. 21 severe storms and tornadoes in Mississippi, more than $3 million in assistance to individuals and households has been approved by MEMA and FEMA. This includes nearly $2.2 million in FEMA housing assistance – grant money for repairing and […]


PUBLIC NOTICE for DR-4295

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 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight- line Winds, and Flooding that occurred during the incident period of January 20-21, 2017This notice applies to the Public Assistance (PA), Individual […]