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 […]


Nine Mississippi Counties Declared Federal Disaster Areas

JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant announced that President Donald Trump declared Adams, Calhoun, Carroll, Claiborne, Holmes, Jefferson, Montgomery, Webster and Yazoo counties federal disaster areas this afternoon from severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that hit Mississippi on April 30, 2017. Those nine counties are eligible for Public Assistance, which is reimbursement grants to local governments […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is continually reporting recovery updates such as fatalities, injuries, home […]


FLOOD RECOVERY GRANT AWARDED TO WILKINSON COUNTY

PEARL – U.S. Representative Gregg Harper (R-MS), Gov. Phil Bryant and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) announced today the award of a $250,000 post-disaster grant to Wilkinson County to assist residents with repairing homes damaged by flooding in early August. Damage assessments, conducted by MEMA and local officials, show three homes were destroyed, 23 […]