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 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 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 […]


MEMA ENCOURAGES USING SOCIAL MEDIA DURING HURRICANES

PEARL – In the digital age of smartphones and tablets, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency encourages the use of social networks during hurricanes to receive vital emergency information from local, state and federal agencies, as well as nonprofit and faith-based organizations. “Smartphones have quickly become the first method of receiving information for most Mississippians,” said […]


GOV. BRYANT DECLARES HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN MISSISSIPPI

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant has declared May 7-May 11 as Hurricane Preparedness Week in Mississippi to ensure residents are prepared for the upcoming tropical weather season. This year also marks the 13-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina that devastated the entire Mississippi Coast on August 29, 2005. In October of last year, Hurricane Nate made […]


SEVERE STORMS EXPECTED SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is asking residents to prepare for the potential of severe storms Sunday through Monday. The National Weather Service says most of the state has a risk of seeing strong to severe storms that include high winds in excess of 60 mph, hail and tornadoes. “According to the NWS, these are […]


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 […]


Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Retains National Accreditation

Pearl – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency retained its national accreditation status from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) following a rigorous review that found the program met all 64 required national standards. The week-long review of Mississippi’s program was conducted by a team of certified assessors from across the nation in August 2016. Mississippi […]