Week of January 13
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Are You Ready?
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
- HOUSING AND ASSISTANCE
Week of January 14 Flooding Event Information
( 15 January 2020 ) Friday, January 17 COURTESY: PEARL RIVER WATER VALLEY SUPPLY DISTRICT -The National Weather Service Friday lowered its projected crest on the Pearl River at Jackson to 35 feet on Saturday evening, and Barnett Reservoir officials said they will continue storing water in the rising 33,000-acre lake. In Friday morning’s conference call, the NWS’s Lower Mississippi [...]
January 11 Severe Weather Event – News Updates
( 13 January 2020 ) UPDATED STATEWIDE DAMAGE REPORTS FOR JANUARY 11 SEVERE WEATHER EVENT PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) received damage reports from 25 counties in response to the severe weather that impacted the state Saturday, January 11. As of this afternoon, there are 9,169 power outages statewide, with the bulk of the outages coming in [...]
FEMA Approves Addition of Three Counties to Federal Disaster Number 4470
( 09 January 2020 ) PEARL – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved the addition of three counties to Federal Disaster Number 4470, which is in response to the Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding that occurred due to Tropical Storm Olga on October 26. Those counties approved for Public Assistance are Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Oktibbeha. The addition of [...]
USACE Provides Adams County with Pumps to Prevent Dam Failure
( 03 January 2020 ) PEARL – The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) provided two pumps to Adams County in response to flash flooding that caused a partial breach of the Robins Lake Dam Thursday night. The Robins Lake Dam is approximately 50 acres, and the breach occurred on Robins Lake Road, which is on the south side of [...]
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant provides an update on the December 16th Tornado Outbreak.
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
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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