26 Additional Counties Eligible for Public Assistance Following Easter Storms

Pearl, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves’s request for federal public assistance for additional counties following April 12, 2020, Easter Tornadoes, has been approved. On that day, 15 tornadoes ripped through the state of Mississippi, killing 14 people. Initially, Jones, Covington and Jefferson Davis Counties were approved for public assistance. The following counties are now eligible […]


SBA Offers Assistance to Mississippians Following April 19 Severe Weather

PEARL, Miss. – The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering assistance to residents of Marion County following the April 19, 2020 severe weather event. Businesses and residents of Marion County can now apply for low-interest disaster loans from the SBA, which includes both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Additionally, residents and businesses in contiguous […]


June 15 Deadline to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans Following Easter Sunday Storms

Pearl, Miss. – The U.S. Small Business Administration is encouraging businesses, nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters impacted by the Sunday, April 12, 2020 storms in the nine declared counties to apply for a physical disaster loan before the June 15 deadline. The counties included in the disaster declaration are: Clarke, Covington, Grenada, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, […]


New Disaster Assistance Centers to Open in Six Counties

PEARL, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency in partnership with our county EMA directors will open six Disaster Assistance Centers for residents, in the newly added counties, now eligible to apply for individual assistance following the April 12 severe weather and tornadoes. Those living in Clarke, Grenada, Jasper, Lawrence, Panola and Walthall counties could be […]


FEMA Approves Additional Counties for Federal Assistance

PEARL, Miss. – Governor Reeves’s request for additional counties to be added to the Federal Disaster Declaration 4536 for Individual Assistance, has been approved. Initially, three counties (Jones, Covington and Jefferson Davis) were approved for individual and public assistance following the April 12, 2020 tornadoes and severe weather. On May 8, 2020, FEMA approved additional […]


MEMA Requests Federal Assistance for Additional Counties Following the April 12 Storms

PEARL, Miss. – In April, MEMA requested Public and Individual Assistance for additional counties following the April 12, 2020 severe weather and tornadoes. As of now, Jones, Covington and Jefferson Davis Counties are the only counties that have been approved by FEMA to receive both Public and Individual Assistance. However, MEMA has requested Clarke, Carroll, […]


MEMA Preparations for Hurricane Season 2020

PEARL, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency wants all Mississippians to be prepared for the upcoming hurricane season. May 3-9, 2020 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week. “Preparation is critical, especially since we are expecting an above-average season this year. With water temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico at record highs we could potentially experience […]


MEMA and UMCOR “Disaster Assistance Centers” Serving those in Need

PEARL, Miss. – This week, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency in partnership with the United Methodist Committee on Relief served have served more than a hundred Mississippians at our Disaster Assistance Centers. Jones, Jefferson Davis and Covington County eligible residents have the chance to apply for FEMA Individual Assistance. Week One, Monday-Thursday resulted in 188 […]


Federal Public Assistance Approved for Counties Affected in Pearl River Flood

PEARL, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves’s request for federal public assistance for counties and municipalities affected during the Pearl River Flood Event was approved by President Trump on April 23, 2020. The federal disaster declaration for February 10-18, 2020 flood event covers the following 11 counties: Attala, Carroll, Claiborne, Clay, Copiah, Grenada, Hinds, Holmes, Leflore, […]