Mississippi sends nearly 100 personnel to Florida for Hurricane Michael Recovery

Mississippi now has 96 personnel deployed to Florida to assist with Hurricane Michael Recovery Operations through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC).

Here is a list of the personnel and equipment deployed:

One Mass Care Coordinator:

  • Member of MS Dept. of Human Services

EMAC A-Team:

  • Two MEMA staff

Five Ambulance Strike Teams:

  • 11 MS State Dept. of Health staff

One AmBus with support personnel:

  • 11 University of MS Medical Center staff

Strike Team and AmBus personnel deployed last week and will return today.

Two CH-47 National Guard Helicopters with crew:

  • 11 MS National Guardsmen

One Individual Assistance Officer:

  • MEMA staff

Health Incident Management Team:

  • 11 MS State Dept. of Health staff

Two Type II Swift Water Rescue Teams:

  • 42 members of MS Homeland Security Search and Rescue
Swift Water Rescue Members comprised of the following jurisdictions:
  • City Amory
  • City of Batesville
  • City of Biloxi
  • City of Diamondhead
  • City of Gautier
  • City of Gulfport
  • City of Hattiesburg
  • City of Hernando
  • City of Madison
  • City of McComb
  • City of Olive Branch
  • City of Oxford
  • City of Pascagoula
  • City of Petal
  • City of Philadelphia
  • City of Southaven
  • City of Starkville
  • City of Tupelo
  • City of West Point
  • City of Wiggins
  • Desoto County
  • Pike County
  • Union County
  • Town of Walls
  • MS Band of Choctaw Indians
One “All-Hazards” Incident Management Team:
  • Eight local emergency management members
All Hazards Team is comprised of the following members:
  • Brian Adam – Hancock County Emergency Management Director
  • David Burford – Washington County Emergency Management Director
  • Benny Duett – Lauderdale County Emergency Management
  • Eddie Ivy – Clarke County Emergency Management Director
  • Raven James – Stone County Emergency Management Director
  • Anthony Johnson – Jackson County Fire and Emergency Management
  • Tommy Malone – Leake County Emergency Management Director
  • Jamie Roberson – Yazoo-MS Delta Levee Board Emergency Management Director

The Emergency Management Assistance Compact is an agreement signed by all 50 states and the U.S. Territories and allows for state-to-state support during disasters. The expenses for this deployment will be covered by the state of Florida.

MEMA and other state agencies are prepared to provide additional support as it is requested.

For more information on the Emergency Management Assistance Compact please visit www.emacweb.org.

MEMA will update this mission on its website, www.msema.org, and through its social media outlets Facebook at @msemaorg and Twitter, @msema.