March 30 Severe Weather Update #1

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is working with counties to assess damage from the severe weather on March 30, 2022. Statewide there are reports of homes damaged, trees down, and power outages due to straight-line winds and possible tornadoes. Currently, three injuries have been reported to MEMA ( 2-Noxubee, 1-Holmes). Initial damage […]


March 22, 2022, Severe Weather Update #5

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to validate damage assessments following severe weather on March 22, 2022. At the time of this release, the National Weather Service Jackson has confirmed 25 tornadoes that swept across the state. Three injuries were reported to MEMA due to the storms (Clay, Copiah, and Holmes). […]


March 22, 2022, Severe Weather Update #4

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is working to validate damage assessments following severe weather on March 22, 2022. At the time of this release, the National Weather Service Jackson has confirmed 11 tornadoes that swept across the state. Three injuries were reported to MEMA due to the storms (Clay, Copiah, and […]


March 22, 2022, Severe Weather Update #3

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to work with affected counties due to severe weather on March 22, 2022. At the time of this release, the National Weather Service Jackson has confirmed five tornadoes. Four EF-1 tornadoes and one EF-3 tornado were found across their coverage area: Clay/Monroe County, Damascus (Kemper County), […]


March 22, 2022 Severe Weather Update #2 -Call Center Opening

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency will open a Call Center for those citizens needing resources following the severe weather on March 22. The Call Center will be open for business starting today March 23, 2022 at 1:00 PM. If assistance is needed call 1-800-445-6362 Hours of Operation Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. […]


March 22, 2022, Severe Weather Update #1

(Pearl, MS) –  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is working with multiple counties to assess damage after severe weather, tornadoes, hail, damaging winds, and flash flooding impacted the state on March 22, 2022. Currently, two injuries (Holmes, Copiah) have been reported due to yesterday’s storms. Multiple fallen trees/limbs were reported across the state, impacting roads […]


FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program Open to Help Mississippi Families

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program is open to help family members who’ve lost a loved one due to COVID-19. Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred on or after […]


Governor Reeves Declares February 14-19 Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Governor Reeves has declared February 14-19, 2022, as Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi. Just last year, 76 tornadoes were confirmed in Mississippi, 50 of those occurring during the spring. May was the most active month last year, with a total of 27 tornadoes, breaking that month’s record of tornadoes since 1950. “Knowing the precautions to take in advance of severe […]


MEMA 2021 Year-End Report

PEARL, Miss. –  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is proud to share the work we’ve done in service to Mississippians in 2021. The four tenants of emergency management are Preparedness, Response, Recovery and Mitigation. Our agency not only responds during disasters but we plan, train and help rebuild more resilient structures to withstand the next […]


Deadline for Ida Assistance has Passed, but FEMA remains

PEARL, Miss. (FEMA) – The deadline for registering with FEMA has passed, but that does not mean FEMA is leaving. FEMA continues working with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency to help survivors and communities recover from Hurricane Ida. The deadline to apply for disaster assistance was Dec. 22, 2021. If you applied with FEMA by […]