MISSISSIPPI SENDS STATE’S SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM TO VIRGINIA FOR HURRICANE FLORENCE SUPPORT

The State of Mississippi has deployed members of it’s Search and Rescue Team to Virginia, to assist with potential emergency rescue efforts, due to the impacts of Hurricane Florence. The deployment was provided through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) requests by the Commonwealth of Virginia. There are 42 members headed to the east coast, […]


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 […]


Four Mississippi Counties Declared For Federal Disaster Aid From Hurricane Nate

JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant announced that President Donald Trump declared George, Greene, Harrison and Jackson counties federal disaster areas from the aftermath and effects of Hurricane Nate that hit Mississippi on October 8th. Those four counties are eligible for Public Assistance, which is reimbursement grants to local governments and non-profit organizations for things like […]


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, […]


Jackson County to Lift Curfew

PASCAGOULA, Miss – The Jackson County Office of Emergency Services has received no reports of injuries or any major  reports of damage throughout the County.  Three (3) rescues were reported. If any resident has a flooded or damaged home, contact your local law enforcement agency. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, along with the Cities of Gautier, […]


State Medical Needs Shelter Opened

JACKSON, Miss. – Beginning at 4 p.m. today in response to Hurricane Nate, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) will open the State Medical Needs Shelter, located on Coy Avenue in Wiggins. This facility is a shelter of last resort for those people whose medical needs cannot be accommodated in an evacuation shelter. Shelter […]


Hancock County Emergency Management opens shelter

The Hancock County Emergency Management Agency in coordination with the American Red Cross and the MS Department of Human Services will be opening the Kiln Shelter on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:00 A.M. The address is 18320 Highway 43 Kiln, MS 39556. Please make sure to bring all items to be self-contained i.e. bedding, medications, personal […]


Hancock County recommends voluntary evacutations

  The Hancock County Emergency Management Agency in coordination with the Hancock County Board of Supervisors, and Cities of Bay St. Louis, Diamondhead, and Waveland are recommending a voluntary evacuation on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:00 A.M. This evacuation is recommended for all low lying areas, residents living on rivers, river inlets, bayou creeks, […]