Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to your questions following Hurricane Zeta.
Mask Mandate Map
Interactive map shows mask mandates throughout the state
Hurricane Season 2020
Tips to help you prepare for the upcoming hurricane season.
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Grant Program
FY2020 BRIC Application Cycle Opened September 30, 2020. Applications must be received by December 1, 2020 to be considered for funding under this opportunity.
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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Governor Reeves Requests Federal Assistance Following Hurricane Zeta
( 25 November 2020 ) PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Governor Tate Reeves has requested a Federal Disaster Declaration for Individual and Public Assistance as well as U.S. Small Business Administration Assistance following Hurricane Zeta. The storm impacted portions of Southeast Mississippi on October 28, 2020. Zeta slammed the Gulf Coast producing eight feet of storm surge and maximum wind gusts [...]
Mississippi Denied Federal Public Assistance Following Cristobal
( 18 November 2020 ) PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency received notice, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 that the state has been denied federal public assistance following Tropical Storm Cristobal. Governor Tate Reeves requested public assistance for the following counties on July 7, 2020: Hancock, Harrison and Jackson. Preliminary damage reports indicate those three counties sustained damage [...]
Hurricane Zeta Update #6
( 16 November 2020 ) PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and FEMA are finalizing damage assessment data for an Individual Assistance request. FEMA and MEMA are currently working together to conduct joint damage assessments for Public Assistance (assistance for local governments). MEMA will draft its request letter for assistance (both Individual and Public) once the Public [...]
UPDATE: Hurricane Zeta Preliminary Damage Reports
( 06 November 2020 ) PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to work with our local county EMA directors to assess the damage. At this time, counties are reporting a total of 32,071 homes damaged or affected by Hurricane Zeta. MEMA is encouraging residents NOT TO BURN DEBRIS, but instead, sort it according to FEMA standards. [...]
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to work with our local county EMA directors to assess damage. While multiple counties have received damage, the following official damage reports …
Today at the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency we want to talk about what type of assistance is possibly available if your home is destroyed during a disaster.
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