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Public Assistance Available for COVID-19 Response

PEARL, Miss. –  On April 5, 2020 Mississippi’s Major Disaster Declaration was approved by President Trump. This request covers all counties for the Coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time 142 entities within the state of Mississippi have applied for Public Assistance. During a Presidential Disaster Declaration, Public Assistance programs can help provide federal grants to local […]


MEMA Encourages Use of Face Mask in Public Settings

PEARL, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi State Department of Health encourage Mississippians to wear face masks while in public to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-10) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are challenging to […]


COVID-19, Testing Sites, Closures and More

On April 24, 2020, Governor Tate Reeves issued the new Executive Order 1477 Safer at Home regarding an update to the COVID-19 shelter in place. The Internal Revenue Service has released guidance on how to apply for an “Economic Impact Payment” CLICK HERE for more on what you need to know: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payments-what-you-need-to-know —————————————————————————————————————————————— The Mississippi […]


Mississippi Blood Services Experiencing Blood Shortage

PEARL, Miss. – As the Coronavirus outbreak continues, Mississippi Blood Services has been forced to cancel numerous blood drives resulting in a severe blood shortage. MEMA and the Mississippi State Department of Health encourage those that are able to donate visit any of the donation locations listed below to give blood. All blood types are […]


Request Made for Major Federal Disaster Declaration

PEARL, Miss. – On April 1, 2020, Governor Tate Reeves requested a “Major Federal Disaster Declaration” from President Donald Trump regarding COVID-19. The disaster declaration, if approved, will activate the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s Individual Assistance (IA) Program for all counties. Financial and Crisis Counseling assistance would be available to individuals who suffered economic […]


COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

Q: What does the ‘Safer-At-Home’ order mean? A: Mississippians should still stay home unless they have an essential reason for going out. The statewide ‘safer-at-home’ order is outlined in Executive Order 1477 and will be in effect from 8:00 AM Monday, April 27, 2020, until 8:00 AM Monday, May 11, 2020. Examples of essential, personal […]


Governor Reeves Issues a Statewide Shelter-In-Place Order

PEARL, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves signed Executive Order 1466 establishing a statewide shelter-in-place for Mississippi in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of all Mississippians. The shelter-in-place will begin this Friday, April 3, 2020 at 5:00 PM and be in effect until Monday, April 20, 2020 at 8:00 […]


MEMA Annual Report FY 19

PEARL, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency compiles an annual report for each fiscal year. Attached is the preparedness, response, recover efforts and more from each department at the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. To view the report click here: MEMA Annual Report FY 19 […]


State, County and City Orders Due to COVID-19

UPDATE: Governor Tate Reeves issued a new, statewide ‘Safer-At-Home Order, which will be in effect from 8:00 AM, Monday, April 27, 2020 until 8:00 AM, Monday, May 11, 2020. This new executive order still encourages Mississippians to stay home unless for essential reasons. The main points from the ‘Safer-At-Home’ Order are outlined here.   Governor […]


Initial Severe Weather Damage Assessment in George County

PEARL, Miss. – Severe storms impacted portions of the state early Tuesday, March 31, 2020 and George County was one of the harder hit areas. The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for the area after radar indicated rotation was observed. However, at this time, a tornado has not officially been confirmed. MEMA’s Area […]