Updated information for Individual Assistance due to the Feb 22-24 Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding.

Tuesday is the Last Day to Apply for Storm, Flooding Assistance from FEMA JACKSON, Miss. — You have until 11:59 p.m. (ET) tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 19 to apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). If your home or apartment is in Clay, Humphreys, Issaquena, Lowndes, Monroe, Sharkey, Warren or Yazoo county, […]


Damage Surveys and Assessments ongoing in Alcorn County

Damage assessments are ongoing in Alcorn County from the October 25-27 severe weather event. MEMA Area Coordinators Myrl Williams and Tracy Pharr have been assisting Alcorn County’s Emergency Mangement Director Ricky Gibens in completing these assessments.   […]


Tropical Storm Olga and October 25-27 Storm Damage Reports

From the State Emergency Operations Center Damages associated with Tropical Storm Olga and this weekend’s severe weather event have been reported to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. Statewide Power Outages Approximately 16,000 statewide (As of Oct. 27 at 11:15 AM) Deaths/Injuries One storm-related death (MS Department of Transportation Employee in Newton County) Two storm-related injuries […]


Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Severe Weather

On the final day of Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week, we are focusing on Winter Weather. Thanks to our partners at the National Weather Service, listed below are some cold weather messages they would like to share. Winter Prep Checklist: -Make sure pipes are insulated properly. -Close off unneeded rooms and place towels in the […]


GOVERNOR BRYANT DECLARES OCTOBER 21-25 FALL SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK

Per the signed proclamation by Governor Bryant, today marks the beginning of Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi. 2019 has been one of the most active for tornadoes in state history. Mississippi experienced a record number of tornadoes this spring, and for the year, the state has been affected by 86 total tornadoes, which […]


‘THE GREAT CENTRAL U.S. SHAKEOUT’ EXERCISE SET FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17TH

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is encouraging everyone in the state to take part in ‘The Great Central U.S. Shakeout’ exercise, Thursday morning, at 10:17. During the self-led drill, participants practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On”.  The essential steps to take are to: DROP to the ground. Take COVER under a sturdy table […]


‘The Great Central U.S. Shakeout’ Exercise Set for Thursday, October 17th

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is encouraging everyone in the state to take part in ‘The Great Central U.S. Shakeout’ exercise, Thursday morning, at 10:17. During the self-led drill, participants practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On”.  The essential steps to take are to: DROP to the ground. Take COVER under a […]


MEMA AND GULF COAST COUNTIES HOLDING MULTIPLE CEREMONIES TO REMEMBER HURRICANE CAMILLE

PEARL – August 17, 1969 is known as one of the most destructive days in the history of Mississippi. Saturday, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and counties on the Gulf Coast will remember that day, which is the 50th anniversary of Hurricane Camille’s landfall in the state. At 8:30 a.m., there will be a flower […]


GULF COAST BUSINESSES MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR SBA ECONOMIC INJURY DECLARATION LOANS

PEARL – Due to the Harmful Algal Bloom on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the additional water contact warnings issued by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Governor Phil Bryant may request an Economic Injury Declaration from the Small Business Administration. According to the SBA, an Economic Injury Declaration means a business is “unable to […]


GOVERNOR BRYANT SIGNS PROCLAMATION FOR HURRICANE CAMILLE 50TH ANNIVERSARY WEEK

PEARL – Saturday, August 17th will mark the 50th anniversary of Hurricane Camille’s landfall in Mississippi. To remember those who lost their lives and to remember the impact Camille had on the state, Governor Bryant has declared this week as ‘Hurricane Camille 50th Anniversary Week’. In the nighttime hours of August 17, 1969, Camille made […]