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Annual Report FY 2020
MEMA's annual report for July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020
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, OFFICE OF RECOVERY DIRECTOR
– LORETTA THORPE, OFFICE OF PREPAREDNESS DIRECTOR
– JANA HENDERSON, OFFICE OF MITIGATION DIRECTOR
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Preliminary Damage Update #1 for April 9-10 Severe Weather Event
( 10 April 2021 ) PEARL, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to respond to the severe weather event that impacted the state from April 9-10, 2021. Statewide, the severe storms brought with it damaging winds, hail and reported tornadoes. Survey and damage assessments continue. This morning, the state experienced around 40,000 power outages. That number has significantly decreased. [...]
MEMA Executive Director Appoints New Deputy
( 30 March 2021 ) Pearl, Miss. (MEMA) – MEMA Executive Director Stephen McCraney appoints Clayton French as the new Deputy Director for the agency. Mr. French began his tenure at MEMA in 2010 as a Public Assistance Project Officer. He worked exclusively with Hancock County, managing their Hurricane Katrina Public Assistance Grant worth $96 million. Once promoted to Public [...]
The State Requests a Time Extension for Winter Weather Damage Assessments
( 19 March 2021 ) UPDATE: March 23, 2021 – FEMA approved the State’s request for a time extension to submit for a major disaster declaration due to the Winter Weather Event that occurred February 11-19, 2021. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is working with county emergency management agencies and FEMA to complete these assessments by April 16, 2021. Twelve [...]
Preliminary Damage Update #1 Following March 16-17, 2021 Severe Storms
( 19 March 2021 ) PEARL, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is responding to severe weather that impacted the state on March 16-17, 2021. During this event, many Mississippians experienced multiple waves of active weather resulting in damaging wind, flooding and tornadoes. So far, the National Weather Service has surveyed and confirmed a total of six tornadoes across [...]
Executive Director McCraney has an update on today's severe weather threat. Please stay alert and have more than one way to receive warnings!
As a community based effort to prevent or reduce the risk of flooding, understanding floodplain management will result in a more resilient community. During this series, our Floodplain Management team…
Mississippi has recorded more tornadoes in April than in any other month. Stay vigilant Mississippi! Have a disaster supply kit and a plan. Know your safe place and be prepared to use it. Also, make s…
Director McCraney gives an update on today's severe weather. Please stay weather aware and stay safe Mississippi!
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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