Information for Impacted Residents following Ida
Call MEMA's Hurricane Ida Hotline at 1-888-574-3583
Hazard Mitigation Grants
Address areas that constantly flood, construct a community safe room or more with Hazard Mitigation Grant funds
Monoclonal Antibody Treatment
Call the Mississippi COVID-19 Hotline at 877-978-6453 for information
Vaccination and Testing
Vaccination and testing information for COVID-19 in Mississippi
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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Medical Staffing Contracts to Address Personnel Shortages Due to COVID-19
( 09 September 2021 ) JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is releasing additional information regarding medical staffing contracts to assist hospitals in staffing shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Medical personnel began arriving at hospitals Tuesday, August 24, 2021. To date, MEMA has fulfilled 81% of staffing requests for hospitals. We continue to work with identifying vendors [...]
MEMA Requests Joint Preliminary Damage Assessments from FEMA Following Ida
( 07 September 2021 ) PEARL, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has requested Joint Preliminary Damage Assessments from FEMA for Individual Assistance following Hurricane Ida. This request includes eight counties. The counties included in the request are Amite, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, Pike, Walthall, and Wilkinson. If the request for Joint Preliminary Damage Assessments is approved, FEMA [...]
Hurricane Ida – Update #4
( 03 September 2021 ) PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to support response and recovery efforts following Hurricane Ida, which made landfall Sunday, August 29, 2021, near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, as a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 150 mph. MEMA is working alongside county EMA officials to help expedite the damage assessment process. [...]
Hurricane Ida – Update #3
( 01 September 2021 ) PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to respond to Ida, which made landfall Sunday, August 29, 2021, near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, as a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 150 mph. Local officials are conducting damage assessments on the county level. Initial, unconfirmed reports indicate that 164 homes were impacted, [...]
As Mississippians continue to pick up and rebuild from Hurricane Ida, MEMA is working hard for each and every Mississippian. MEMA is on the ground conducting joint preliminary damage assessments with…
Mississippi is known as the ‘Hospitality State’, and this past week we have certainly lived up to that name as Mississippians have come together to help one another recover from Hurricane Ida. We can’…
For Hurricane Ida Assistance Questions call: 1-888-574-3583 Monday - Friday 8AM - 7PM More information is available at MSEMA.org
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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