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 […]


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 […]


STATE/FEMA Assistance to Mississippi Disaster Survivors Tops $3 Million

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Nearly two months since President Trump declared a major disaster after the Jan. 21 severe storms and tornadoes in Mississippi, more than $3 million in assistance to individuals and households has been approved by MEMA and FEMA. This includes nearly $2.2 million in FEMA housing assistance – grant money for repairing and […]


PUBLIC NOTICE for DR-4295

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to reimburse eligible applicants for eligible costs to repair or replace facilities damaged by Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight- line Winds, and Flooding that occurred during the incident period of January 20-21, 2017This notice applies to the Public Assistance (PA), Individual […]


FEMA Adds Public Assistance to Tornado Disaster Declaration

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant’s request for Forrest, Lamar and Perry counties to become eligible for all categories of Public Assistance has been approved by FEMA. Public Assistance provides reimbursement to state, tribal and local governments, as well as certain non-profit organizations for things like debris removal and repair of damaged infrastructure.  The Public Assistance categories are […]


Forestland Economic Impact Assessment for EF-3 Tornado

  The Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) conducted an aerial detection flight of the area affected by the EF-3 tornado that traveled through Lamar, Forrest, and Perry counties on January 21, 2017. The purpose was to assess damage to forested acreage and estimate the potential economic impact. Summary of the data collected by the MFC on […]


Four Mississippi Counties Declared Federal Disaster Areas

JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant announced that President Donald Trump declared Forrest, Lamar, Lauderdale and Perry counties federal disaster areas this afternoon from severe storms and tornadoes that hit Mississippi Jan. 21. “I would like to thank President Trump’s administration for its exceptionally quick response to our Mississippians in need,” Gov. Bryant said. “With more […]


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 injuries from tornadoes and severe storms on Jan 21-22. Gov. Phil Bryant sent an official […]