January 15th Winter Weather Update #1

Pearl, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is working with county and state partners as winter weather moves through the state. Dangerous cold and wintry precipitation is expected to continue through the day. Road conditions in north Mississippi are already being affected by the winter weather. One weather-related death has been reported to MEMA […]


Governor Reeves Issues State of Emergency for Winter Weather

  JACKSON, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves issued a State of Emergency today in anticipation of winter weather expected to impact the state starting Sunday, January 14, 2024. The National Weather Services is forecasting freezing rain, sleet, and snow for a significant portion of the State, along with dangerous cold for the week. “The state of Mississippi […]


MEMA Encourages Mississippians to Prepare for Winter Weather and Extreme Cold

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency urges Mississippians to prepare for potential winter weather and extreme cold next week. Residents should be prepared for potential ice, cold temperatures, and possible prolonged power outages. As an arctic blast is predicted to move across the state, it is important to stay informed, have emergency […]


Winter Weather Preparedness Day is December 6, 2023 

Pearl, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, in partnership with the National Weather Service and the Mississippi Department of Transportation urge Mississippians to plan for winter weather on Winter Weather Preparedness Day, December 6, 2023. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center forecasts a “wetter than average” winter for the state. Mississippians should be prepared for cold […]


Officials dedicate Stacey Dale Ricks Memorial Bridge in Winston County

TUPELO, MISS. — Officials gathered on Thursday, Nov. 9 to officially dedicate a bridge on State Route 25 in Winston County as the “Stacey Dale Ricks Memorial Bridge”. The ceremony featured guest speakers including Stephen C. McCraney, Executive Director, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, along with other community and family members of Stacey Dale Ricks. It was […]


Mississippi Drought Activates SBA Disaster Loan Program

ATLANTA- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) are available in Mississippi for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private nonprofit organizations with economic losses due to the drought conditions that began on Oct. 10, 2023. The declaration includes Grenada and […]


SBA Working Capital Loans Available to Small Businesses in Mississippi Due to Continuing Drought

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that federal Economic injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) are available in Mississippi for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private nonprofit organizations with economic losses due to the drought conditions that began on Oct. 17. The declaration includes Bolivar, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Clarke, […]


‘GREAT SHAKEOUT’ EARTHQUAKE DRILL SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19TH

Pearl, Miss.- The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is encouraging Mississippians to participate in the ‘Great ShakeOut’ earthquake drill on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at 10:19 a.m. During the self-led drill, participants will practice the three essential actions to take during an earthquake, which are to: 1. DROP to the ground. 2. Take COVER under a […]


SBA Offers Rural Disaster Assistance to Mississippi Businesses and Residents Affected by Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds and Tornadoes

WASHINGTON – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to businesses and residents in Leake County, Mississippi, affected by severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes that occurred June 14-19, 2023, announced Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman of the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA acted under the Disaster Assistance for Rural Communities Act to declare a disaster in […]


SBA Business Recovery Centers in Mississippi Closing for Columbus Day

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today it is temporarily closing its Business Recovery Centers (BRCs) in Jackson County and Jasper County on Monday, Oct. 9 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. The Centers will resume normal operations on Tuesday, Oct. 10. SBA’s friendly and knowledgeable Customer Service Representatives are available […]