SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Residents of Holmes, Montgomery, and Adjacent Counties

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant’s request for disaster assistance was approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration for Holmes and Montgomery counties for damage caused by the April 30th severe weather outbreak.  The SBA Disaster declaration also covers the adjacent counties of Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Grenada, Humphreys, Leflore, Madison, Webster and Yazoo in Mississippi. Residents, […]


MEMA REQUESTS JOINT PRELIMINARY DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS FROM FEMA

PEARL – Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Lee Smithson sent a formal request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for joint preliminary damage assessments following the severe storms and tornado outbreak on April 30th, 2017.  The teams would conduct assessments for individual assistance in Holmes and Montgomery counties and public assistance for Calhoun, Holmes, […]


Governor Phil Bryant signs a State of Emergency for severe storms on April 30, 2017

Governor Phil Bryant signs a State of Emergency for severe storms on April 30, 2017. Click Here to view a copy of Gov. Bryant’s signed State of Emergency. The State of Emergency is an administrative tool that allows local governments to request state assistance for response and recovery associated with the storms. Damage assessments for the […]


UPDATED STORM DAMAGE REPORTS TO MEMA

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received initial damage reports from 26 county emergency management agencies as a result of severe storms Sunday.  There is one death and at least two injuries being reported.  There are more than 16,000 customers without power statewide. The counties reporting damages are as follows: Adams: Eight homes […]


STORM DAMAGE REPORTED TO MEMA

  PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received initial damage reports from 19 county emergency management agencies as a result of severe storms Sunday.  There is one death and at least two injuries being reported.  There are more than 20,000 customers without power. The counties reporting damages are as follows: Adams: Trees and […]


MEMA Urges Residents To Stay Weather Aware

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is urging residents stay aware of dangerous weather conditions that could occur from now through Monday morning. Most of the state of Mississippi is under a MODERATE to ENHANCED risk for severe weather. Those risks include heavy rainfall, localized flooding, large hail, damaging winds, and/or strong tornadoes. “We […]


January Storm Survivors: Registration Deadline Has Passed but Stay in Touch With FEMA to Keep Recovery Going

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The deadline to register with FEMA was March 27, but you can still call to check on the status of your application, appeal a decision by FEMA, update your contact information, provide updated documentation or ask questions about the process. Call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. If you registered […]


Gov. Bryant Declares Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week 2017

PEARL – The months of March, April and May bring the greatest threat of severe weather to Mississippi. Therefore Gov. Phil Bryant has declared Feb. 20-24, 2017 as Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week. National Weather Service records show there have been 821 confirmed tornadoes, 247 wind reports of 75 mph or greater and 2,321 reports of large […]