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MEMA is all about preparedness. We want to give everyone the information, tools, strategies, and the peace of mind needed to be fully disaster-prepared.
Our mission, at the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, is to safeguard Mississippi and her citizens by fostering a culture of preparedness, executing timely response during disaster, and quickly restoring quality of life post event. Emergency Management is a comprehensive approach for administering and governing efforts in mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
Recognizing that emergency management begins and ends at the local level, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is a vital asset for the state of Mississippi. Regardless of the threat, MEMA will plan and prepare for emergency scenarios, respond to and support local EMAs during emergency events, and coordinate and resource recovery efforts in the wake of a disaster.
– GREG MICHEL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTORREAD MORE >>
– CLAYTON FRENCH, OFFICE OF RECOVERY DIRECTOR
– LORETTA THORPE, OFFICE OF PREPAREDNESS DIRECTOR
– JANA HENDERSON, OFFICE OF MITIGATION DIRECTOR
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SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of Mississippi Affected by Flash Flooding Occurring in May
( 21 November 2019 ) WASHINGTON – Mississippi businesses and residents affected by flash flooding on May 8 – 9, 2019 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Acting Administrator Christopher Pilkerton announced today. Acting Administrator Pilkerton made the loans available in response to a letter from Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant received on Nov. 18, [...]
Updated information for Individual Assistance due to the Feb 22-24 Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding.
( 18 November 2019 ) Tuesday is the Last Day to Apply for Storm, Flooding Assistance from FEMA JACKSON, Miss. — You have until 11:59 p.m. (ET) tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 19 to apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). If your home or apartment is in Clay, Humphreys, Issaquena, Lowndes, Monroe, Sharkey, Warren or Yazoo county, [...]
Damage Surveys and Assessments ongoing in Alcorn County
( 29 October 2019 ) Damage assessments are ongoing in Alcorn County from the October 25-27 severe weather event. MEMA Area Coordinators Myrl Williams and Tracy Pharr have been assisting Alcorn County’s Emergency Mangement Director Ricky Gibens in completing these assessments. [...]
Tropical Storm Olga and October 25-27 Storm Damage Reports
( 27 October 2019 ) From the State Emergency Operations Center Damages associated with Tropical Storm Olga and this weekend’s severe weather event have been reported to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. Statewide Power Outages Approximately 16,000 statewide (As of Oct. 27 at 11:15 AM) Deaths/Injuries One storm-related death (MS Department of Transportation Employee in Newton County) Two storm-related injuries [...]
Footage from Governor Phil Bryant's Aerial Assessment of the Yazoo Basin Backwater and MEMA's Boat Tour of the Eagle Lake Community.
Governor Phil Bryant and MEMA Executive Director Greg Michel update on the Mississippi River / Backwater flooding. May 22, 2019
Mississippi River / Backwater flooding - updated drone footage - May 22, 2019
MEMA4KIDS is all about preparedness.
We want to give students in grades K-8 the information, tools, strategies, and the peace of mind needed to be fully disaster prepared. After watching the videos and playing the online activities, students will be able to take the lead in showing their friends, family and community how to stay safe in an emergency.
We’re helping kids become true-blue Preparedness Pals!
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