Hazard Mitigation Grants
Address areas that constantly flood, construct a community safe room or more with Hazard Mitigation Grant funds
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Vaccination and testing information for COVID-19 in Mississippi
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2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season
Get ready for hurricane season. When you're prepared there is no reason to panic.
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) will support states, local communities, tribes and territories as they undertake hazard mitigation projects, reducing the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards.
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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.
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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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North Mississippi Flash Flooding Update
( 13 July 2021 ) PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – After thorough, on-the-ground assessments of impacted areas due to flooding in North Mississippi from June 8 – June 11, 2021, state and local officials have concluded the damage to homes did not meet the FEMA parameters to request federal assistance. A significant number of homes must be classified as “major” or [...]
FEMA Approves Five Additional Counties for Public Assistance for Winter WX Disaster
( 08 July 2021 ) PEARL, Miss. – FEMA approves Mississippi’s request for additional counties to receive public assistance following February’s Winter Weather Event. Throughout the week of February 11-19, 2021, Mississippi experienced multiple rounds of winter weather resulting in an estimated $25 million worth of damage to public infrastructure. With the additional counties, a total of 36 counties and the Mississippi [...]
North Mississippi Flood Update: June 24, 2021
( 24 June 2021 ) This Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is currently assessing and validating damages reported to the state by the counties. [...]
North Mississippi Flood Event June 2021 Damage Report #3
( 17 June 2021 ) PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is assessing damage with county emergency management offices in the areas impacted by significant flash flooding beginning on June 8, 2021. Currently, counties are reporting 551 homes impacted, 17 businesses impacted, and 286 public roads and buildings impacted by this event. “MEMA and the county leaders [...]
Did you know there are grants available to mitigate areas that constantly flood, or could be used for safe room construction and much more? County and city governments can apply for Hazard Mitigation …
After thorough, on-the-ground assessments of impacted areas due to flooding in North Mississippi from June 8 – June 11, 2021, state and local officials have concluded the damage to homes did not meet …
Damage assessments following the June 8-13 flood event are still underway across the Delta. MEMA teams and local emergency management officials continue to work diligently to thoroughly assess all are…
IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE YOU’RE CARING FOR IS DISABLED, YOU MAY WANT TO CONSIDER THESE TIPS WHEN BUILDING A KIT
This video was shot by MEMA's UAS (drone) Imagery Team. The video shows flooding in Quitman County, Mississippi on Jamison Road and Locke Station Road.
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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