Are You Ready?
The official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season is June 1.
Did You Know?
Community Safe Room Program
Did you know that county/municipal officials can apply for Hazard Mitigation Grants to build Community Safe Rooms?
Severe Weather Preparedness
This week is dedicated to informing Mississippians on how to prepare for the weather the state experiences during the Spring severe weather season.
The COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program is a federal program run by FEMA
Shelters and safe rooms are operated on a local level. Openings are reported to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency
Offices of: Public Assistance, Response, Individual Assistance, Preparedness, Logistics, MITS, Administrative Services
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
- HOUSING AND ASSISTANCE
Hurricane Preparedness Week May 1-7, 2022
( 30 April 2022 ) PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Governor Tate Reeves declares May 1-7, 2022, Hurricane Preparedness Week for the state of Mississippi. The official start of Hurricane Season is June 1 – November 30. The North Atlantic Hurricane Season is predicted to be above-average with 16-20 named storms, 6-8 hurricanes, and 3-5 major hurricanes (Category 3 – Category [...]
Governor Reeves Requests Major Disaster Declaration for March 30 Severe Weather
( 29 April 2022 ) PEARL, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves has requested a Major Disaster Declaration from President Biden for Individual Assistance due to tornadoes and severe weather which occurred on March 30, 2022. According to the National Weather Service, 33 tornadoes swept through the state that day causing major damage to homes and injuring three people. The State is [...]
Governor Reeves Requests Major Disaster Declaration for March 22 Severe Weather
( 28 April 2022 ) PEARL, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves has requested a Major Disaster Declaration from President Biden for Individual Assistance due to tornadoes and severe weather which occurred on March 22, 2022. According to the National Weather Service, 27 tornadoes swept through the state that day causing major damage to homes and injuring three people. The State is [...]
April 13 Severe Weather Update #2
( 15 April 2022 ) PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to work with counties to assess damage from the severe weather on April 13, 2022. At this time, at least six tornadoes have been confirmed by the National Weather Service to have occurred in Mississippi on that date. Six injuries have been reported to MEMA (2-Alcorn, [...]
As we wrap up hurricane preparedness week, we want you to write down your plan. Prepare now before the season begins, while you have time and are not under pressure. If you wait until a hurricane is i…
Hi everyone. We’ve said numerous times to build a disaster supply kit. But not every kit looks the same, especially for those with disabilities or an access or function need. But no matter what, ever…
Are you ready for a hurricane? If not, the time to prepare is now! If a voluntary or mandatory evacuation order goes into effect during a tropical event, everyone should have a plan in place – know…
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency teams up with the National Weather Service in Jackson, Mississippi to help you understand what types of risks you face when a hurricane threatens. Wind and …
May 1st through 7th is National Hurricane Preparedness Week and we want ALL Mississippians to be prepared. We’ve had our fair share of hurricanes through the years. Mississippi felt the impacts of H…
This video shows damage from the tornado that occurred on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022 in Perry County, Mississippi. The following information is from the National Weather Service Damage Survey: …
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