Hurricane Season 2020
Tips to help you prepare for the upcoming hurricane season.
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Help Available Following Easter Sunday Storms
Apply for Individual Assistance
Deadline to apply is June 15
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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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26 Additional Counties Eligible for Public Assistance Following Easter Storms
( 01 June 2020 ) Pearl, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves’s request for federal public assistance for additional counties following April 12, 2020, Easter Tornadoes, has been approved. On that day, 15 tornadoes ripped through the state of Mississippi, killing 14 people. Initially, Jones, Covington and Jefferson Davis Counties were approved for public assistance. The following counties are now eligible [...]
SBA Offers Assistance to Mississippians Following April 19 Severe Weather
( 22 May 2020 ) PEARL, Miss. – The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering assistance to residents of Marion County following the April 19, 2020 severe weather event. Businesses and residents of Marion County can now apply for low-interest disaster loans from the SBA, which includes both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Additionally, residents and businesses in contiguous [...]
June 15 Deadline to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans Following Easter Sunday Storms
( 14 May 2020 ) Pearl, Miss. – The U.S. Small Business Administration is encouraging businesses, nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters impacted by the Sunday, April 12, 2020 storms in the nine declared counties to apply for a physical disaster loan before the June 15 deadline. The counties included in the disaster declaration are: Clarke, Covington, Grenada, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, [...]
New Disaster Assistance Centers to Open in Six Counties
( 11 May 2020 ) PEARL, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency in partnership with our county EMA directors will open six Disaster Assistance Centers for residents, in the newly added counties, now eligible to apply for individual assistance following the April 12 severe weather and tornadoes. Those living in Clarke, Grenada, Jasper, Lawrence, Panola and Walthall counties could be [...]
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!
VISIT OUR MEMA4KIDS WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATIONWWW.MEMA4KIDS.ORG