Tag Archives: Mississippi

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 … Continue reading

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Severe Weather Recovery Update : Wed. 12:30p.m.

PEARL – Updated damage reports to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency show a total of more than 1,200 homes damaged in eight counties, 549 of them were destroyed or sustained major damage.  There were also four confirmed deaths and 59 … Continue reading

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MDEQ Offers Emergency Debris Guidance

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is working with officials and residents to assist with storm damage recovery and to provide guidance on proper debris management resulting from last weekend’s tornado in the Pine Belt area. Information … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Updated Severe Weather Damage Reports: Noon

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has confirmed four deaths and more than 20 injuries from severe weather that struck south Mississippi Saturday morning. There is extensive damage from a tornado in Forrest County in and around the cities … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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Updated Storm Damage Reports to MEMA

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received updated damage reports from severe storms Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. At least 20 homes have been damaged in several counties.  No injuries are being reported. As of 1:30 p.m. Entergy … Continue reading

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Storm Damage Reports to MEMA

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received damage reports from early evening severe weather in Mississippi. Several counties have damage to homes and power outages. No injuries are being reported. Residents need to remain alert as a second … Continue reading

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SEVERE STORMS EXPECTED TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO WEDNESDAY

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is asking residents to prepare for the probability of severe storms Tuesday afternoon into early Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service says most of the state has a high risk of seeing strong … Continue reading

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SBA Disaster Assistance Available for Wilkinson and Adjacent Counties

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant’s request for disaster assistance in Wilkinson County was approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Residents, businesses and non-profit organizations affected by torrential rains and flooding that occurred on August 12-14, 2016 are eligible to … Continue reading

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