Tropical Storm Barry
he Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is coordinating preparations for Tropical Storm Barry that is expected to affect the state as early as Friday morning.
Please visit this page to find out the latest on the April 18 Severe Weather & Tornadoes.
APRIL 13 & 14
Please visit this page to find out the latest on the April 13 & 14 tornado outbreak.
FEB. 19-24, 2019
SEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES AND FLOODING INFO
MEMA is assisting the affected counties with initial damage assessments and resource coordination in response to today’s tornado outbreak. We will provide more information here as we receive it.
Mississippi weather changes quickly. MEMA keeps you current with the latest forecast, any potential severe weather conditions and up-to-the-minute status when dangerous weather in in progress. Depend on MEMA for the latest, most accurate weather information affecting Mississippi and the area in which you live and work.
MEMA is your trusted resource for up-to-date news and information about emergency conditions, ways to properly prepare yourself, your family and your property to withstand any type of emergency situation. Always check here first for current headlines and instructions.
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!
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
– BRIAN OLIER, OFFICE OF PREPAREDNESS DIRECTOR
– JANA HENDERSON, OFFICE OF MITIGATION DIRECTOR
– JOHN B. VINZANT, OFFICE OF OUTREACH SERVICES DIRECTOR
Tropical Storm Barry Information
( 12 July 2019 ) July 13, 2019 Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Addresses Toxic Algae Potentially Coming Onshore during Tropical Storm Barry PEARL – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality recently provided an update on the concern for toxic algae from Gulf waters reaching land during Tropical Storm Barry: “It is too soon for us to speculate given the [...]
PUBLIC NOTICE – FEMA 4450-DR-MS
( 26 June 2019 ) 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 the Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding event occurring April 13-14, 2019. This notice applies to Public Assistance (PA) and Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs [...]
Eight Mississippi Counties Declared Federal Disaster Areas
( 20 June 2019 ) Gov. Phil Bryant announced that President Donald Trump declared Clarke, Clay, Itawamba, Kemper, Monroe, Oktibbeha, Warren and Yazoo Counties as federal disaster areas on Thursday, June 20, 2019. The declaration is in response to the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding that impacted Mississippi on April 13th and 14th. Those eight counties are eligible [...]
Mississippi’s National Guard and Emergency Management Agency to Participate in Ardent Sentry/Shaken Fury 2019
( 03 June 2019 ) Pearl – The Mississippi National Guard (MSNG) and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) are both participating in national-level earthquake exercise, beginning this week and continuing through early June. The exercise is taking place from May 29th through June 7th and center around a catastrophic earthquake scenario along the southwest segment of the New Madrid [...]
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!
VISIT OUR MEMA4KIDS WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATIONWWW.MEMA4KIDS.ORG