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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Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Winter Weather

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…

Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Tornado Safety

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…

Mississippi Statewide Tornado Drill

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

Covid 19 FEMA 4528 Public Assistance Applicant Briefing

Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Warning Reception Methods

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 …

'Great ShakeOut' 2021

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…

FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Grant

Hello Mississippi It is a very important day in making your community more resilient against natural disasters. On September 30th the application process opens for FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastru…

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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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