Medical Staffing Contracts to Address Personnel Shortages Due to COVID-19

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is releasing additional information regarding medical staffing contracts to assist hospitals in staffing shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Medical personnel began arriving at hospitals Tuesday, August 24, 2021. To date, MEMA has fulfilled 81% of staffing requests for hospitals. We continue to work with identifying vendors […]


MEMA Requests Joint Preliminary Damage Assessments from FEMA Following Ida

PEARL, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has requested Joint Preliminary Damage Assessments from FEMA for Individual Assistance following Hurricane Ida. This request includes eight counties. The counties included in the request are Amite, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, Pike, Walthall, and Wilkinson. If the request for Joint Preliminary Damage Assessments is approved, FEMA […]


Hurricane Ida – Update #4

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to support response and recovery efforts following Hurricane Ida, which made landfall Sunday, August 29, 2021, near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, as a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 150 mph. MEMA is working alongside county EMA officials to help expedite the damage assessment process. […]


Hurricane Ida – Update #3

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to respond to Ida, which made landfall Sunday, August 29, 2021, near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, as a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 150 mph. Local officials are conducting damage assessments on the county level. Initial, unconfirmed reports indicate that 164 homes were impacted, […]


Hurricane Ida – Update #2

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to respond to Ida, which is currently a tropical depression. This tropical system made landfall Sunday, August 29, 2021 near Port Fourchon, Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 150 mph. Ida brought considerable impacts to Mississippi beginning Sunday, August 29 through […]


State of Mississippi Granted Pre-Disaster Emergency Declaration for Ida

Pearl, Miss. – President Biden and FEMA approved the State of Mississippi’s request for a pre-disaster Emergency Measures declaration for the entire state due to Hurricane Ida, which has now downgraded to a tropical storm. Any expenses accrued by the state and specific counties in preparation of Hurricane Ida are now eligible for federal reimbursement. […]


Hurricane Ida – Update #1

Pearl, Miss. – The State of Mississippi is actively responding to Hurricane Ida. The tropical system made landfall on Sunday, August 29 at 11:55 AM near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, as an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane with winds of 150 mph. As Hurricane Ida pushes through the state, multiple state agencies offer tips on what […]


Mississippi Granted Pre-Disaster Emergency Declaration

Pearl, Miss. – FEMA approves the State of Mississippi’s request for a pre-disaster Emergency Measures declaration. Any expenses accrued by the state and specific counties in preparation of Hurricane Ida are now eligible for federal reimbursement. Under the requested Pre-Disaster Emergency Declaration, FEMA would be authorized to provide emergency measures, including direct Federal assistance, under […]


Governor Reeves Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Hurricane Ida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Bailey Martin August 28, 2021 press@govreeves.ms.gov Governor Reeves Issues State of Emergency Ahead of Hurricane Ida JACKSON, Miss. —  Governor Tate Reeves has issued a State of Emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Ida. At the time of this release, Ida is expected to make landfall Sunday, August 29, 2021, as a major hurricane.This tropical system could cause damage to homes, businesses, other property and threaten the safety of Mississippians. A state […]


Governor Reeves Announces State of Mississippi Awards Healthcare Personnel Contracts for COVID-19 Response

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Bailey Martin August 24, 2021 press@govreeves.ms.gov Governor Reeves Announces State of Mississippi Awards Healthcare Personnel Contracts for COVID-19 Response JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is currently contracting with four vendors to provide medical personnel to 61 hospitals statewide to meet the staffing shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mississippi […]