Week of January 14 Flooding Event Information

Friday, January 17 COURTESY: PEARL RIVER WATER VALLEY SUPPLY DISTRICT -The National Weather Service Friday lowered its projected crest on the Pearl River at Jackson to 35 feet on Saturday evening, and Barnett Reservoir officials said they will continue storing water in the rising 33,000-acre lake. In Friday morning’s conference call, the NWS’s Lower Mississippi […]


January 11 Severe Weather Event – News Updates

UPDATED STATEWIDE DAMAGE REPORTS FOR JANUARY 11 SEVERE WEATHER EVENT PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) received damage reports from 25 counties in response to the severe weather that impacted the state Saturday, January 11. As of this afternoon, there are 9,169 power outages statewide, with the bulk of the outages coming in […]


FEMA Approves Addition of Three Counties to Federal Disaster Number 4470

PEARL – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved the addition of three counties to Federal Disaster Number 4470, which is in response to the Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding that occurred due to Tropical Storm Olga on October 26. Those counties approved for Public Assistance are Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Oktibbeha.  The addition of […]


December 16 Tornado Outbreak – Updated Statewide Damage Reports to MEMA as of 4 PM

PEARL (12/18/19) December 16 Tornado Outbreak – Updated Statewide Damage Reports to MEMA as of 4 PM   The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has received damage reports from 14 counties due to the tornadoes and severe storms that impacted the state Monday, December 16. As of this afternoon, there are reports of 15 tornadoes […]


George County Emergency Manager Nancy Smith leads county out of NFIP probation

(COURTESY: Henrietta Williams, from the December Issue of FPMD (Floodplain Management Division) Insider George County, Mississippi is like home. In this southern hamlet a smile and a handshake can seal a deal and strong relationships matter. Passersby’s stop for “Praise in the Park” on Saturday afternoons and have “Coffee with a Cop” at the neighborhood […]


16 Counties Declared Federal Disaster Areas

PEARL – Governor Bryant announced today that President Donald Trump declared 16 counties eligible for Public Assistance under Federal Disaster Number 4470. This disaster declaration is in response to the Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding that occurred due to Tropical Storm Olga on October 26. The counties eligible for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency […]


Storm Damage Reported in Rankin County

Storm damage has been reported to the State Emergency Operations Center after last night’s severe weather system pushed across the state. Rankin County officials report eight to 10 homes damaged and 13 roads with heavy debris. Those roads have now been reopened.  There are were no injuries reported with this incident. MEMA officials will be […]


SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of Mississippi Affected by Flash Flooding Occurring in May

WASHINGTON   –   Mississippi   businesses   and   residents   affected   by   flash   flooding    on May 8 – 9, 2019 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Acting Administrator Christopher Pilkerton announced today. Acting Administrator Pilkerton made the loans  available  in  response  to  a  letter  from  Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant received on Nov. 18, […]


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, […]