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 […]


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 that began on January 20-21, 2017.  This notice applies to the Individual […]


Medicaid Partners with Others to Support Recovery Efforts

Last weekend, southern regions of Mississippi suffered damage from severe weather and tornadoes, resulting in Gov. Phil Bryant declaring a state of emergency and President Donald Trump designating four counties federal disaster areas: Forrest, Lamar, Lauderdale and Perry counties. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is continually reporting recovery updates such as fatalities, injuries, home […]


Four Mississippi Counties Declared Federal Disaster Areas

JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant announced that President Donald Trump declared Forrest, Lamar, Lauderdale and Perry counties federal disaster areas this afternoon from severe storms and tornadoes that hit Mississippi Jan. 21. “I would like to thank President Trump’s administration for its exceptionally quick response to our Mississippians in need,” Gov. Bryant said. “With more […]


Volunteer and Donation Information for Tornado Recovery

  PEARL – The following opportunities are available for people who would like to volunteer or donate in support of the tornadoes and severe storms survivors in Mississippi. Monetary Donations: The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation is accepting monetary donations to help those in need. Donations can be made directly through the website: www.PineBeltFoundation.org. Please indicate the […]


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 […]


MEMA Ready to Assist Santa and Recites “Twas the Night Before Christmas”

PEARL — 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.  While rain is in the forecast for North Mississippi, MEMA Executive Director Lee Smithson would like to assure all the children in Mississippi that Santa and the reindeer […]


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 […]