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November 29th and 30th Severe Weather Update #2

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is working with counties to assess damage from the severe weather and multiple tornadoes on November 29-30, 2022. Initially, it was reported that Pike County had two injuries, which have now been confirmed to be only one. Statewide, counties have reported 66 homes have been damaged; those […]


November 29th and 30th Severe Weather Update #1

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is working with counties to assess damage from the severe weather on November 29-30, 2022. Statewide there are reports of homes damaged, trees down, and power outages due to straight-line winds and tornadoes. At this time, the National Weather Service has confirmed eight tornadoes touched down across […]


Unified Command Seeking Emergency Staffing Contract in Jackson Water Crisis

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) –  The Unified Command of the Jackson Water Crisis incident, at the request of our federal partners, has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for operations and maintenance at the City of Jackson’s water treatment facilities. The Unified Command is seeking a 12-month emergency procurement contract for staffing for operations, maintenance, and […]


GOVERNOR REEVES DECLARES OCTOBER 17-22 FALL SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK

  PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Governor Tate Reeves has declared October 17-22, 2022, Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi. “When it comes to a severe storm, preparation could be the difference between life and death,” said Governor Tate Reeves. I encourage you to dedicate time this week to learn how to better prepare your […]


SBA Extends Business Recovery Center Operations in Mississippi Through Oct. 31; Assists Businesses Applying for Working Capital Loans Due to Jackson Water Crisis

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that its Business Recovery Center located in Jackson, Miss., will continue operating through 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, an extension of more than three weeks. SBA opened the center to help Mississippi small businesses and nonprofit organizations affected by the Jackson Water Crisis that began […]


SBA Extends Business Recovery Center Operations in Mississippi Until Oct. 7; Assists Businesses Applying for Working Capital Loans Due to Jackson Water Crisis

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that its Business Recovery Center located in Jackson, Miss., will continue operating through 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7. SBA opened the center to help Mississippi small businesses and nonprofit organizations affected by the Jackson Water Crisis that began Aug. 30. “I encourage anyone who has […]


UNIFIED COMMAND JOINT STATEMENT: Chlorine Leak O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant

Pearl, Miss– This morning, September 19, 2022, at 9:04 a.m. on-site safety personnel were notified of an alarm at the O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant. Officials identified a chlorine leak in the chemical building. All personnel were evacuated immediately from the chemical building. That building is designed to have air scrubbers to keep chlorine from […]


SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Mississippi Small Businesses Affected by the Jackson Water Crisis

WASHINGTON – Mississippi small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses, and private nonprofit organizations affected by the Jackson Water Crisis that began Aug. 30, may apply for low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced today. Administrator Guzman made the loans available in response […]


State to Begin Closing Water Distribution Sites

State to Begin Closing Water Distribution Sites Pearl, Miss.- As the city of Jackson’s boil water alert has been lifted, the State will begin closing its water distribution sites. The Mississippi State Fairgrounds site will close Thursday, September 15, at 6:30 pm. “Due to the State Fairground’s prior, scheduled commitments, we will close this site […]


SBA Approves Governor Reeves’ Request for Assistance in Response to Jackson Water Crisis

For Immediate Release Contact:  Shelby Wilcher September 14th, 2022 press@govreeves.ms.gov SBA Approves Governor Reeves’ Request for Assistance in Response to Jackson Water Crisis JACKSON, Miss. – The U.S. Small Business Administration approved Governor Tate Reeves’ request for assistance for businesses affected by the Jackson Water Crisis. Many businesses within Hinds County, including the City of Jackson, […]