Tag Archives: Mississippi

Severe Weather Threat for Halloween

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is asking residents to prepare for the potential of severe weather starting on Wednesday evening through Thursday morning. The National Weather Service (NWS) says severe storms, damaging winds and tornadoes are possible for a … Continue reading

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Harrison County offering self serve sandbags at various locations

Pearl – Harrison County Emergency Management is offering self-serving sandbags at various locations within the county. The locations are as follows: Long Beach- Harbor @ Pavilion- Hwy 90 Gulfport – Courthouse Road Pier Parking Lot-Hwy 90 Harrison County Road Department … Continue reading

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Harrison County Sandbag Locations for Possible Tropical Weather

Harrison County Emergency Management has set up sand bag locations  throughout the county.  No shovels are available and the sand bags are self serve. ROAD DEPARTMENT/WORK CENTERS County Road Department, 10076 Lorraine Road (Mississippi 605) Gulfport.Top of For Bottom of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Hurricane Nate Recovery Update

  PEARL – The Mississippi Gulf Coast and South Mississippi has shifted to the recovery phase in the aftermath of Hurricane Nate. There have still been no injuries reported in relation to Nate, and the focus is now on restoring … Continue reading

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Crews work to restore power following Hurricane Nate

Media Contact: Lorri Freeman, Manager of Public Relations – 228-218-0840 – freeman@singingriver.com  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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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