COVID-19 Relief Program
Application Process Begins August 3, 2020
CARES Act funds available for counties and municipalities
Hurricane Season 2020
Tips to help you prepare for the upcoming hurricane season.
HELPFUL RESOURCES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
View a full list of available resources for Mississippians
Houses of Worship and Nonprofits
Applying for Public Assistance
Federal Public Assistance Available
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE
FOLLOWING APRIL 22-23 SEVERE WEATHER
Eleven counties are eligible to apply for public assistance through 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.
– 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
Governor Reeves and MEMA Launch COVID-19 Emergency Relief Program
( 14 July 2020 ) Pearl, Miss. (MEMA)– Governor Tate Reeves and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency are launching the MEMA COVID-19 Emergency Relief Program. Through Mississippi Legislature’s House Bill 1799 and Senate Bill 3047, MEMA was allocated $70,000,000 of CARES Act money to assist counties and municipalities with their COVID-19 expenses. Through FEMA’s COVID-19 Economic Disaster Declaration, counties and [...]
President Trump Approves Governor Reeves’ Request for Public Assistance Following April 22-23 Storms
( 10 July 2020 ) Pearl, Miss. (MEMA)– Governor Tate Reeves’ request for federal public assistance for FEMA Disaster 4551 has been approved by President Trump. On April 22-23, 2020 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding hit Mississippi causing over $8 million in damage. The following counties are now eligible for federal public assistance through this disaster declaration: Amite, Claiborne, [...]
Governor Reeves Requests Federal Assistance Following Tropical Storm Cristobal
( 07 July 2020 ) PEARL, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves has requested a Federal Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance following Tropical Storm Cristobal, which impacted the Mississippi Gulf Coast on June 7-8, 2020. Joint Preliminary Damage Assessments were conducted by FEMA, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and local governments beginning on June 23, 2020, in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson Counties. [...]
Additional Counties Eligible for Public Assistance in Pearl River Flood Event
( 25 June 2020 ) Pearl, Miss. (MEMA)– Governor Tate Reeves’s request for federal public assistance for FEMA disaster 4538 has been approved. Marion, Issaquena and Sharkey counties are now eligible for public assistance following the February 10-18, 2020 Pearl River flood event and severe weather. The following counties are also a part of the disaster declaration: Attala, Carroll, Claiborne, [...]
Sunday, April 19, 2020 an EF 4 tornado started in Marion County and hit a portion of Lamar County as well. One person died from this storm.
Jefferson Davis County Easter Storm 2020 An EF-4 tornado with a maximum width of at least 2 miles, and tracked for 68 miles
MEMA Earthquake Program Manager Jasmine Johnson-Divinity explains Earthquake Preparedness as well as demonstrates what can happen to a home during a 2.0, 4.0, and 7.0 magnitude earthquake.
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.
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