Hurricane Preparedness Week May 1-7, 2022

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Governor Tate Reeves declares May 1-7, 2022, Hurricane Preparedness Week for the state of Mississippi. The official start of Hurricane Season is June 1 – November 30. The North Atlantic Hurricane Season is predicted to be above-average with 16-20 named storms, 6-8 hurricanes, and 3-5 major hurricanes (Category 3 – Category […]


Governor Reeves Requests Major Disaster Declaration for March 30 Severe Weather

PEARL, Miss. –  Governor Tate Reeves has requested a Major Disaster Declaration from President Biden for Individual Assistance due to tornadoes and severe weather which occurred on March 30, 2022. According to the National Weather Service, 33 tornadoes swept through the state that day causing major damage to homes and injuring three people. The State is […]


Governor Reeves Requests Major Disaster Declaration for March 22 Severe Weather

PEARL, Miss. –  Governor Tate Reeves has requested a Major Disaster Declaration from President Biden for Individual Assistance due to tornadoes and severe weather which occurred on March 22, 2022. According to the National Weather Service, 27 tornadoes swept through the state that day causing major damage to homes and injuring three people. The State is […]


April 13 Severe Weather Update #2

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to work with counties to assess damage from the severe weather on April 13, 2022. At this time, at least six tornadoes have been confirmed by the National Weather Service to have occurred in Mississippi on that date. Six injuries have been reported to MEMA (2-Alcorn, […]


April 13 Severe Weather Update #1

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is working with counties to assess damage from the severe weather on April 13, 2022. There are reports of homes damaged, trees down, and power outages due to yesterday’s storms. Currently, three injuries (Tippah) have been reported to MEMA. Initial damage assessments are underway and 12 […]


April 5 Severe Weather Update #2

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to assess damage in counties impacted by the severe weather on April 5, 2022. No injuries have been reported. At this time, the National Weather Service Jackson has confirmed at least five tornadoes occurred; more surveys are underway. Initial damage assessments are underway for the April […]


April 5 Severe Weather Update #1

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Call Center is open for those citizens needing resources following the severe weather on April 5. The Call Center is open for business starting today, April 5, 2022 and will close at 5:30 PM Friday, April 8, 2022.   If resources are needed call 1-800-445-6362.   […]


March 30 Severe Weather Update #4

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to work with counties to assess damage from the severe weather on March 30, 2022. At this time, at least twenty- one tornadoes have been confirmed by the National Weather Service to have occurred in Mississippi on that date. Six injuries have been reported to MEMA […]


March 30 Severe Weather Update #3

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is readjusting its call center hours due to the decreased call volume. The call center will close after Monday, April 4, 2022.   New Hours of Operations will be: Friday, April 1, open until 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Closed Sunday Monday, […]


March 30 Severe Weather Update #2

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is working with counties to assess damage from the severe weather on March 30, 2022. At this time, at least nine tornadoes have been confirmed by the National Weather Service Jackson (6), NWS New Orleans (2), and NWS Memphis (1) to have occurred in Mississippi on that […]