Marion County Residents Can Self-Report Flood Damage

PEARL, Miss. – Residents in Marion County can now report damage from the Pearl River Flood Event using the Crisis Track Damage Assessment Tool. By using the following link, residents can self-report damage and upload photos of their homes affected by the flood: The information shared on Crisis Track is utilized by the county […]

Resource Center Will Close Tomorrow, February 25, 2020

PEARL, Miss. –  The Resource Center at Christ United Methodist Church, 6000 Old Canton Road, Jackson, Miss. is scheduled to close tomorrow, Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at 5:00 P.M. Those in need of assistance can continue to utilize the services offered by the Resource Center until 5:00 P.M. today as well as tomorrow, Tuesday, February […]

Update for Feb. 10-14 Pearl River Flood Event

PEARL, Miss. – The Pearl River at Jackson was at 29.85 feet, as of 8:15 a.m. Monday. Water has receded across the affected areas, and river levels will continue to fall throughout the week. The Pearl River crested in Marion County over the weekend and, as of 7:30 a.m., is at 25.45 feet in Columbia. […]

Pipeline Ruptures in Yazoo County, Dozens rushed to the hospital

  UPDATE: February 23, 2020 PEARL, Miss. – Residents forced to evacuate following a 24-inch pipe rupture in Yazoo County will soon return to their homes, with an escort. Environmental Specialists will conduct air quality tests to ensure no gas is lingering in low-lying areas. Officials informed MEMA that those residents and first responders treated […]

Multiple Resources Available for Flood Victims

PEARL, Miss. – As MEMA continues to conduct damage assessments, we are moving into recovery to help those impacted by the Pearl River Flood Event and severe weather. On Friday, February 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM, Lowe’s will distribute free cleaning kits at three of its locations in the Jackson Metro Area. Flood victims can […]

Resource Center to Open Following Pearl River Flood

Pearl, Miss. – Following the Pearl River Flood Event, members of the Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), along with Hinds County EOC and the city of Jackson, are opening a Resource Center, Friday, February 21, 2020. The Resource Center is located at Christ United Methodist Church, 6000 Old Canton Road, Jackson, Miss. Operating hours […]

Your Home Is Flooded, Now What?

PEARL, Miss. – Although residents are NOT cleared to return to their flooded homes at the time of this release, it’s not too early to begin thinking about the upcoming cleanup phase following the Pearl River Flood and severe weather events. If you know your home or business has flooded, it is crucial that you […]

Temporary Flight Restriction Issued for Areas Impacted by River Flooding

PEARL, Miss. –  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) of all aircraft until February 19, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. In order to provide a safe environment for the operation of disaster relief aircraft, a Temporary Flight Restriction has been issued over some of the most heavily populated areas affected […]

February 17-21 Declared Severe Weather Preparedness Week

PEARL, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves declared February 17-21 as Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi. The spring months are an extremely active time for Mississippi to experience severe weather. Just last year, there were 78 tornadoes between February and May, and the month of April tied a state record with 67. However, severe […]

Report Flood Damage Through Crisis Track and County EMA

PEARL, Miss. – 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: Hinds County Residents: Rankin County Residents: Madison County Residents: Copiah County […]