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 […]


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 Mississippi is reporting 1,087 customers without power, the largest number being in Hinds County with […]


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 round of severe storms are forecast to move through the state later tonight with a […]


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 apply for low interest loans for recovery. The declaration covers Wilkinson County as the primary […]


Mississippi Sends Emergency Management Assistance Team to North Carolina for Hurricane Matthew

PEARL –The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has two staff members on their way to North Carolina to support preparations for potential impacts of Hurricane Matthew. The team is called an EMAC “A-Team,” which will help coordinate response and recovery resources into the state of North Carolina from other states. The team is comprised of MEMA’s […]


State Agencies Connect with Local Organizations to Strengthen Disaster Preparedness and Response

JACKSON – The Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service (known as Volunteer Mississippi) is developing a database of the local volunteer organizations in each county and community throughout Mississippi. While we all know about organizations like the American Red Cross and Salvation Army, there are several local volunteer organizations that pitch in and stand up when a […]