Renters Impacted by Zeta Can Apply for FEMA Assistance

BILOXI, Miss. (FEMA) – FEMA is reminding renters in Mississippi’s George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Stone counties whose homes and property were damaged by Hurricane Zeta that they are eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance. FEMA Individual Assistance is available to renters, including students, as well as homeowners. Federal grants can help pay […]


Residents, Businesses and Nonprofits Impacted by Zeta Now Eligible for SBA Loans

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Residents in six Mississippi counties impacted by Hurricane Zeta are eligible to apply for disaster loans through the Small Business Administration to repair disaster-damaged real estate and personal property. Low-interest disaster loans are available to homeowners and renters in the following six counties: George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, and Stone Counties. […]


MEMA Joins the Nextdoor App

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) –  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency recently joined Nextdoor, which is a private social network for neighborhoods and local communities. Through Nextdoor’s Public Agencies program, members of MEMA’s External Affairs team will have the capability to share valuable emergency preparedness, response and recovery information with residents. One element that sets Nextdoor apart […]


Federal Assistance Approved for Counties Impacted by Hurricane Zeta

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) –  Governor Tate Reeves’ request for Individual and Public Assistance (FEMA-4576-DR-MS) for counties affected by Hurricane Zeta, was approved by President Trump. The storm impacted portions of Southeast Mississippi on October 28, 2020. Zeta slammed the Gulf Coast producing eight feet of storm surge and maximum wind gusts around 100 mph. “I […]


Small Business Administration Approves Working Capital Loans Due to Hurricane Zeta

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Businesses in thirteen Mississippi counties are now eligible to apply for some federal aid following Hurricane Zeta. The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations. Low-interest disaster loans are available in […]


MEMA Releases Final Reimbursements of CARES Act Funds

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The final reimbursements of CARES Act funds have been dispersed to local governments through MEMA’s COVID-19 Relief Program. A total of $68,463,159.33 was paid out to Mississippi counties and municipalities to reimburse local governments for COVID-19 expenses. In August, Governor Tate Reeves and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency launched the COVID-19 […]


Governor Reeves Requests Federal Assistance Following Hurricane Zeta

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Governor Tate Reeves has requested a Federal Disaster Declaration for Individual and Public Assistance as well as U.S. Small Business Administration Assistance following Hurricane Zeta. The storm impacted portions of Southeast Mississippi on October 28, 2020. Zeta slammed the Gulf Coast producing eight feet of storm surge and maximum wind gusts […]


Mississippi Denied Federal Public Assistance Following Cristobal

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency received notice, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 that the state has been denied federal public assistance following Tropical Storm Cristobal. Governor Tate Reeves requested public assistance for the following counties on July 7, 2020: Hancock, Harrison and Jackson. Preliminary damage reports indicate those three counties sustained damage […]


Hurricane Zeta Update #6

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and FEMA are finalizing damage assessment data for an Individual Assistance request. FEMA and MEMA are currently working together to conduct joint damage assessments for Public Assistance (assistance for local governments). MEMA will draft its request letter for assistance (both Individual and Public) once the Public […]


UPDATE: Hurricane Zeta Preliminary Damage Reports

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to work with our local county EMA directors to assess the damage.  At this time, counties are reporting a total of 32,071  homes damaged or affected by Hurricane Zeta. MEMA is encouraging residents NOT TO BURN DEBRIS, but instead, sort it according to FEMA standards. […]