Gov. Bryant Declares Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week 2017

PEARL – The months of March, April and May bring the greatest threat of severe weather to Mississippi. Therefore Gov. Phil Bryant has declared Feb. 20-24, 2017 as Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week. National Weather Service records show there have been 821 confirmed tornadoes, 247 wind reports of 75 mph or greater and 2,321 reports of large […]


Updated Severe Weather Damage Reports: Tues. 10 a.m.

PEARL – Updated damage reports to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency show a total of more than 1,400 homes damaged in eight counties, 715 of them were destroyed or sustained major damage.  There were also four confirmed deaths and 60 injuries from tornadoes and severe storms on Jan 21-22. Gov. Phil Bryant sent an official […]


Updated Severe Weather Damage Reports: 1:30 p.m.

PEARL – Preliminary damage reports to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency show 480 homes were damaged in four counties from severe weather.  There were also four confirmed deaths and more than 50 injuries. Forrest County – 4 deaths; 56 injuries: 428 homes damaged; assessments are still ongoing throughout the county.  Multiple roads are still closed […]


Storm Damage Reports to MEMA – January 19, 2017

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received damage reports from severe weather in Mississippi Thursday morning. Two counties have damage to homes and there are more than 1,000 customers without power according to Entergy and Southern Pine Electric. No injuries are being reported. Heavy rain and strong storms are expected to continue throughout […]


FLOOD RECOVERY GRANT AWARDED TO WILKINSON COUNTY

PEARL – U.S. Representative Gregg Harper (R-MS), Gov. Phil Bryant and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) announced today the award of a $250,000 post-disaster grant to Wilkinson County to assist residents with repairing homes damaged by flooding in early August. Damage assessments, conducted by MEMA and local officials, show three homes were destroyed, 23 […]