SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Mississippi Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Extreme Drought

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses economically impacted by the extreme drought that occurred Sept. 19 through Dec. 5, 2023, SBA’s Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman announced today. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following a request received […]


Governor Reeves declares February 11-17 as Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Governor Reeves declared February 11-17, 2024, Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi. Last year, Mississippi had 61 confirmed tornadoes, including one EF-4 and two EF-3 tornadoes that touched down during the March 24th outbreak. That storm system moved across the state, claiming the lives of 22 Mississippians. “We have seen just […]


January Winter Weather Update #10

Pearl, Miss- The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and state and local partners worked together as the state experienced winter weather conditions. This system caused damage to water and power systems and shut down transportation in some areas of the state. Since January 14th 29 injuries and 12 fatalities have been reported to MEMA. Those reports […]


January Winter Weather Update #9

Pearl, Miss. – One additional weather-related death has been reported to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. It happened in Marshall County. This brings the state’s total death toll to 12 since January 14th due to winter weather. Additional deaths have been reported in Chickasaw, Humphreys, Leflore, Panola, Rankin, Sharkey, Sunflower, and Washington counties.   ###   […]


January Winter Weather Update #8

Pearl, Miss. – One additional weather-related death has been reported to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. It happened on Highway 51 in Panola County. The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating. This brings the state’s total death toll to 11 since January 14th due to winter weather. Additional deaths have been reported in Chickasaw, Humphreys, Leflore, […]


January Winter Weather Update #7

Pearl, Miss. – Two additional weather-related deaths have been reported to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. The incidents occurred in Panola and Sunflower counties. This brings the state’s total death toll to 10 since January 14th due to winter weather. Additional deaths have been reported in Chickasaw, Humphreys, Leflore, Rankin, Sharkey, and Washington counties. The […]


January Winter Weather Update #6

Pearl, Miss. – Two additional weather-related deaths have been reported to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. The incident occurred on US-82 in Leflore County and is being investigated by the Mississippi Highway Patrol. This brings the state’s total death toll to eight since January 14th due to winter weather. More dangerous cold is expected to […]


January Winter Weather Update #5

Pearl, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to work with county and state partners as the state braces for another round of dangerous cold weather.   One additional weather-related death has been reported to MEMA in Washington County. This brings the state’s total death toll to six since January 14th due to winter weather.   More dangerous cold is […]


January Winter Weather Update #4

Pearl, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to work with county and state partners as the state braces for another round of dangerous cold weather. One additional weather-related death has been reported to MEMA in Rankin County. This brings the state’s total death toll to five since January 14th due to winter weather. MEMA previously reported four other deaths […]


January Winter Weather Update #3

Pearl, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to work with county and state partners as the state braces for another round of dangerous cold weather. Two additional weather-related deaths have been reported to MEMA in Chickasaw County. This occurred on Highway 15 just south of Houston. The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating. This […]