MEMA’s Disaster Assistance Repair Program Offers Funding to Rebuild Following Disasters

PEARL, Miss. –  The State’s Disaster Assistance Repair Program (DARP) provides counties with up to $250,000 in increments of $50,000 for building materials to help communities recover following a disaster. Through this program, the State grants funding only for the building materials. The county is then responsible for coordinating with volunteer organizations to provide the […]


Registration Intake Centers Open Veterans Day

PEARL, Miss. –  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency’s Registration Intake Centers in seven counties will remain open for Veterans Day, November 11, 2021 from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Those living in Amite, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, Pike, Walthall and Wilkinson counties could be eligible for federal individual assistance through FEMA. The deadline to […]


Registration Intake Centers Open for Ida Assistance

PEARL, Miss. –  At the request of affected counties, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency will open seven Disaster Registration Intake Centers for residents in the recently declared counties for individual assistance following Hurricane Ida. Those living in Amite, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, Pike, Walthall and Wilkinson counties could be eligible for federal individual assistance […]


SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Mississippi Businesses and Residents Affected by Hurricane Ida

WASHINGTON – Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to businesses and residents in Mississippi following the announcement of a Presidential disaster declaration due to Hurricane Ida that occurred Aug. 28 through Sept. 1, 2021. “SBA’s mission-driven team stands ready to help Mississippi small businesses and residents impacted by Hurricane […]


Federal Assistance Approved for Counties Impacted by Hurricane Ida

PEARL, Miss. –  Governor Tate Reeves’ request for Individual and Public Assistance (FEMA-4626-DR-MS) for counties affected by Hurricane Ida was approved by President Biden. Hurricane Ida made landfall Sunday, August 29, 2021 near Port Fourchon, Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 150 mph. Ida produced heavy rain across Mississippi resulting in […]


Governor Reeves Declares October 18-22 Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Governor Tate Reeves has declared October 18-22, 2021, as Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi. “Mississippi is no stranger to severe weather,” said Governor Tate Reeves. “By preparing in advance of a storm, Mississippians can ensure they stay safe. I encourage you to dedicate time this week to getting your […]


‘Great ShakeOut’ Earthquake Drill Scheduled for Thursday, October 21

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) –  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is encouraging Mississippians to take part in the ‘Great ShakeOut’ earthquake drill Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 10:21 AM. During the self-led drill, participants will practice the three essential actions to take during an earthquake, which are to: DROP to the ground. Take COVER under a […]


Mississippi Requests Major Disaster Declaration following Hurricane Ida

PEARL, Miss. –  The State of Mississippi has requested a Major Disaster Declaration from President Biden for Public Assistance and Individual Assistance due to Hurricane Ida. Hurricane Ida made landfall Sunday, August 29, 2021, near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, as a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 150 mph. The National Weather Service confirmed eight […]


Medical Staffing Contracts to Address Personnel Shortages Due to COVID-19

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is releasing additional information regarding medical staffing contracts to assist hospitals in staffing shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Medical personnel began arriving at hospitals Tuesday, August 24, 2021. To date, MEMA has fulfilled 81% of staffing requests for hospitals. We continue to work with identifying vendors […]


MEMA Requests Joint Preliminary Damage Assessments from FEMA Following Ida

PEARL, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has requested Joint Preliminary Damage Assessments from FEMA for Individual Assistance following Hurricane Ida. This request includes eight counties. The counties included in the request are Amite, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, Pike, Walthall, and Wilkinson. If the request for Joint Preliminary Damage Assessments is approved, FEMA […]