SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of Mississippi Affected by the Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding

WASHINGTON – Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to businesses and residents in Mississippi following the announcement of a Presidential disaster declaration for severe storms and tornadoes that occurred on April 8 -11. “SBA’s mission-driven team stands ready to help Mississippi small businesses and residents impacted by this disaster […]


La Casa Blanca aprueba declaración de desastre mayor para Mississippi

WASHINGTON – FEMA anunció que asistencia federal por desastre está disponible para el estado de Mississippi para complementar los esfuerzos de recuperación en las áreas afectadas por las tormentas severas, vientos en línea recta e inundaciones que ocurrieron del 8 al 11de abril de 2024. La acción del presidente autoriza fondos federales disponibles para los individuos […]


Governor Reeves’ Request for Individual Assistance Approved by White House

JACKSON, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves’ request for Individual Assistance for counties affected by the April 8-11 severe weather and tornadoes was approved by the White House. During that time the state experienced 13 tornadoes, severe storms, flooding, and straight-line winds. Two deaths were attributed to those storms. There are six counties approved for Individual Assistance. […]


DMH & MEMA Offer Tips to Manage Weather-Related Anxiety During Hurricane Season

  [JACKSON, MS] – With the onset of the 2024 hurricane season (June 1 – November 30) approaching over the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH) recognizes the potential stress and anxiety this time can bring to individuals and families in our state. To assist in alleviating these concerns, DMH and the Mississippi […]


May 12-13 Severe Weather Update #1

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is working with counties to assess damage from the severe weather from May 12-13th. There are reports of homes damaged, trees down, roads blocked, and power outages due to the storms. One death (Wilkinson County) and one injury (Lawrence County) have been reported to MEMA. Initial damage assessments are underway. The following […]


Governor Reeves Requests FEMA Individual Assistance for Six Counties Following April Storms

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Governor Tate Reeves announced today that he is requesting Individual Assistance from FEMA for six counties impacted by the severe storms, flooding, straight-line winds, and tornadoes from April 8 – April 11, 2024. During that timeframe, the state experienced 13 tornadoes, and sadly, two people lost their lives. This includes a request for […]


Governor Reeves Proclaims Hurricane Preparedness Week May 5 – May 11, 2024

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Governor Reeves declared May 5 – May 11, 2024, Hurricane Preparedness Week for the State of Mississippi. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency urges citizens to prepare for the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Last year, The Atlantic basin saw 20 named storms, which ranks fourth for the most-named storms in a year […]


April Severe Weather Update #3

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency staff is validating damage numbers to determine if the state is eligible to apply for federal assistance following the April 9-10 tornadoes, severe weather, and flooding. During the validation process, the state is coordinating with non-governmental organizations and private non-profits to meet the needs of affected […]


April Severe Weather Update #2

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is working with counties to assess damage from the severe weather and flooding for April 9-10. At the time of this release, two deaths have been reported (Scott and Leflore) and six injuries due to the recent storms and flooding. The National Weather Service Jackson confirmed an EF […]


April Severe Weather Update #1

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is working with counties to assess damage from the severe weather beginning on April 9, 2024. There are reports of homes damaged, trees down, roads blocked, and power outages due to the storms. One death (Scott County) and one injury (Grenada County) have been reported to […]