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 […]

Crews work to restore power following Hurricane Nate

Media Contact: Lorri Freeman, Manager of Public Relations – 228-218-0840 –  Singing River Electric crews were joined by eight different Mississippi electric cooperative crews today and six contract crews. The crews, working together, will continue to work into the night to restore power to southeast Mississippi. As of 4:20 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8, […]

City of Biloxi declares a local emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Nate

BILOXI, Miss – Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich and the Biloxi City Council declared  a local emergency proclamation in Biloxi this afternoon, a measure that authorizes the mayor to take extraordinary steps to deal with the expected torrential downpour from Tropical Storm Nate. “We have to make preparations and take the necessary steps to protect our citizens […]

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 […]

State Agencies Assisting U.S. Marine Corps in Plane Crash Recovery

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues coordinating state resources for Leflore County Emergency Management and the United States Marines Corps (USMC) in the recovery process of the KC-130 aircraft that crashed on July 10. Through the United States Department of Defense, the USMC is charge of the crash investigation, recovery of the plane […]

Tropical Storm Cindy Downgraded to Tropical Depression

PEARL – Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border at approximately 3 a.m., Thursday morning. The National Hurricane Center has since downgraded the cyclone to a tropical depression.  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has numerous reports of street flooding in the southern part of the state but no major damage or injuries. MEMA […]

Nine Mississippi Counties Declared Federal Disaster Areas

JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant announced that President Donald Trump declared Adams, Calhoun, Carroll, Claiborne, Holmes, Jefferson, Montgomery, Webster and Yazoo counties federal disaster areas this afternoon from severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that hit Mississippi on April 30, 2017. Those nine counties are eligible for Public Assistance, which is reimbursement grants to local governments […]

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 […]