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 -10076 Lorraine Road (Hwy 605) Gulfport Diberville – Harrison County District One Work Center-10085 Doris […]


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 Form D’Iberville Work Center, 10085 Doris Deno St./Rodriquez, D’Iberville. Lyman Work Center, 15001 County Farm […]


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 […]


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 – 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 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 […]


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 […]