Mississippi Granted Pre-Disaster Emergency Declaration

Pearl, Miss. – FEMA approves the State of Mississippi’s request for a pre-disaster Emergency Measures declaration. Any expenses accrued by the state and specific counties in preparation of Hurricane Ida are now eligible for federal reimbursement. Under the requested Pre-Disaster Emergency Declaration, FEMA would be authorized to provide emergency measures, including direct Federal assistance, under […]


Governor Reeves Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Hurricane Ida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Bailey Martin August 28, 2021 press@govreeves.ms.gov Governor Reeves Issues State of Emergency Ahead of Hurricane Ida JACKSON, Miss. —  Governor Tate Reeves has issued a State of Emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Ida. At the time of this release, Ida is expected to make landfall Sunday, August 29, 2021, as a major hurricane.This tropical system could cause damage to homes, businesses, other property and threaten the safety of Mississippians. A state […]


Governor Reeves Announces State of Mississippi Awards Healthcare Personnel Contracts for COVID-19 Response

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Bailey Martin August 24, 2021 press@govreeves.ms.gov Governor Reeves Announces State of Mississippi Awards Healthcare Personnel Contracts for COVID-19 Response JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is currently contracting with four vendors to provide medical personnel to 61 hospitals statewide to meet the staffing shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mississippi […]


North Mississippi Flash Flooding Update

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – After thorough, on-the-ground assessments of impacted areas due to flooding in North Mississippi from June 8 – June 11, 2021, state and local officials have concluded the damage to homes did not meet the FEMA parameters to request federal assistance. A significant number of homes must be classified as “major” or […]


FEMA Approves Five Additional Counties for Public Assistance for Winter WX Disaster

PEARL, Miss. – FEMA approves Mississippi’s request for additional counties to receive public assistance following February’s Winter Weather Event. Throughout the week of February 11-19, 2021, Mississippi experienced multiple rounds of winter weather resulting in an estimated $25 million worth of damage to public infrastructure. With the additional counties, a total of 36 counties and the Mississippi […]


North Mississippi Flood Event June 2021 Damage Report #3

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is assessing damage with county emergency management offices in the areas impacted by significant flash flooding beginning on June 8, 2021. Currently, counties are reporting 551 homes impacted, 17 businesses impacted, and 286 public roads and buildings impacted by this event. “MEMA and the county leaders […]


North Mississippi Flood Event June 2021 Damage Report #2

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is assessing damage with county emergency management offices in the areas impacted by significant flash flooding beginning on June 8, 2021. Currently, counties are reporting 121 homes damaged, 11 businesses, and 136 public roads and buildings damaged or affected by this event. For Farmers that have […]


North Mississippi Flood Event June 2021 Damage Report #1

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to work with our local county EMA directors to assess areas impacted by significant flash flooding beginning on June 8, 2021, in north Mississippi. At this time, counties are reporting 95 homes damaged and 90 public roads and buildings damaged or affected by this event. MEMA […]


June 3 Deadline to Apply for Public Assistance Following Winter Storm

PEARL, Miss. –  Local governments, tribes, territories and certain private nonprofits in the 31 disaster-declared counties and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians that were impacted by the February 11-19, 2021 Winter Storm (FEMA Disaster 4598) are encouraged to apply for federal public assistance before the June 3 deadline. The following 31 counties and the […]