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
- HOUSING AND ASSISTANCE
Governor Reeves Declares October 19-23 Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week
( 19 October 2020 ) PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Governor Tate Reeves declares October 19-23, 2020 as Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi. A record-breaking 115 tornadoes were confirmed last year in Mississippi. While April was the most active month for tornadoes in 2019, December was not far behind in regard to activity with a record number of 24 [...]
‘Great ShakeOut’ Earthquake Drill Set for Thursday, October 15
( 14 October 2020 ) PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is encouraging Mississippians to take part in the ‘Great ShakeOut’ earthquake drill Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 10:15 AM. During the self-led drill, participants will practice the three essential actions to take during an earthquake, which are to: DROP to the ground. Take COVER under a [...]
October 15 Deadline for Local Governments to Apply for CARES Act Funds
( 13 October 2020 ) PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The deadline for local governments to apply for MEMA’s COVID-19 Relief Program is two days away, October 15. In August, Governor Tate Reeves and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency launched the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Program. Through the Mississippi Legislature, MEMA was allocated $70 million of CARES Act Money to reimburse county [...]
Preliminary Damage Reported from Hurricane Delta
( 11 October 2020 ) DAMAGE UPDATE #4: PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – On Friday, October 9, 2020, Hurricane Delta made landfall near Creole, Louisiana, as a Category 2, resulting in damaging wind and heavy rain across Mississippi as well as a brief spin-up tornado in Franklin County. While multiple counties have received damage, the following official damage reports were submitted [...]
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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