Hurricane Season 2020
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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
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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, [...]
MEMA Employee Presented Prestigious National Floodplain Management Award
( 16 June 2020 ) PEARL, Miss. – MEMA’s State NFIP Coordinator, Stacey Ricks, was presented the national Best State Compliance award by the National Flood Insurance Program. Ricks was nominated by his peers from across the country for this award based on his contributions to floodplain management and flood loss reduction measures in Mississippi. “MEMA’s Floodplain Management Bureau being [...]
Governor Reeves Declares State of Emergency Following Tropical Storm Cristobal
( 10 June 2020 ) PEARL, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves has signed a State of Emergency in response to Tropical Storm Cristobal, which made landfall along the Louisiana coast Sunday evening. The storm brought heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge to the Mississippi Gulf Coast leading to extensive damage in some areas. A State of Emergency is an [...]
Tropical Storm Cristobal Preliminary Damage Reports
( 09 June 2020 ) PEARL, Miss. – Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall Sunday evening just east of Grand Isle, Louisiana with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph. Wind gusts exceeded 60 mph at times along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and average rainfall totals ranged from 6-8 inches in these coastal locations with locally higher amounts. At this time, Jackson, [...]
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!
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