Governor Reeves Issues State of Emergency

PEARL – Governor Tate Reeves has signed a State of Emergency in response to the severe weather and flooding that have impacted the state beginning on February 10, 2020.

A state of emergency is an administrative tool that authorizes the use of state resources to aid in storm response efforts.

The storms from earlier this week and the ongoing river flooding have caused and could cause more damage to homes, businesses, and public property.

The State Emergency Operations Center is activated and has coordinated state resources to the county level through the response phase.

Residents are encouraged to report damage and unmet needs to their local emergency management office. To find your county’s emergency management office’s contact information, visit MEMA’s website by clicking here.

Residents can also report damage online by visiting the links below:

Please follow the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency’s Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest information.