Individual Assistance Available
Residents in Amite, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, Pike, Walthall and Wilkinson Counties can apply
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities
Address areas that constantly flood, construct a community safe room or more with Hazard Mitigation Grant funds or BRIC funding
Information for Impacted Residents following Ida
Vaccinations and Boosters
Vaccination and testing information for COVID-19 in Mississippi
Monoclonal Antibody Treatment
Call the Mississippi COVID-19 Hotline at 877-978-6453 for information
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) will support states, local communities, tribes and territories as they undertake hazard mitigation projects, reducing the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards.
The COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program is a federal program run by FEMA
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.
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– CLAYTON FRENCH, MEMA DEPUTY DIRECTOR
– LORETTA THORPE, OFFICE OF PREPAREDNESS DIRECTOR
– JANA HENDERSON, OFFICE OF MITIGATION DIRECTOR
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Federal Assistance Approved for Counties Impacted by Hurricane Ida
( 23 October 2021 ) PEARL, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves’ request for Individual and Public Assistance (FEMA-4626-DR-MS) for counties affected by Hurricane Ida was approved by President Biden. Hurricane Ida made landfall Sunday, August 29, 2021 near Port Fourchon, Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 150 mph. Ida produced heavy rain across Mississippi resulting in [...]
Governor Reeves Declares October 18-22 Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week
( 15 October 2021 ) PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Governor Tate Reeves has declared October 18-22, 2021, as Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi. “Mississippi is no stranger to severe weather,” said Governor Tate Reeves. “By preparing in advance of a storm, Mississippians can ensure they stay safe. I encourage you to dedicate time this week to getting your [...]
‘Great ShakeOut’ Earthquake Drill Scheduled for Thursday, October 21
( 11 October 2021 ) PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is encouraging Mississippians to take part in the ‘Great ShakeOut’ earthquake drill Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 10:21 AM. During the self-led drill, participants will practice the three essential actions to take during an earthquake, which are to: DROP to the ground. Take COVER under a [...]
Mississippi Requests Major Disaster Declaration following Hurricane Ida
( 29 September 2021 ) PEARL, Miss. – The State of Mississippi has requested a Major Disaster Declaration from President Biden for Public Assistance and Individual Assistance due to Hurricane Ida. Hurricane Ida made landfall Sunday, August 29, 2021, near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, as a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 150 mph. The National Weather Service confirmed eight [...]
The February winter weather event of 2021 was one that will undoubtedly go down in Mississippi history. Much of the State received multiple rounds of freezing precipitation and experienced a prolonged…
Mississippi is a hot spot for severe weather and although the spring is usually the most active time of the year, the state’s fall severe weather season shouldn’t be overlooked. In fact, November is h…
MEMA participated in the statewide tornado drill this morning. Did you? If not, you still have time to prepare for this upcoming season. Please take time to review your family's severe weather plan to…
Covid 19 FEMA 4528 Public Assistance Applicant Briefing
Today is the start of fall severe weather preparedness week and we want you to be prepared for this upcoming season. Here at MEMA we tweet out every time there is a tornado warning, but please don’t …
MEMA is encouraging Mississippians to take part in the ‘Great ShakeOut’ earthquake drill Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 10:21 AM! Visit http://shakeout.org to register and check out our website for ad…
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!
VISIT OUR MEMA4KIDS WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATIONWWW.MEMA4KIDS.ORG