Updated Hurricane Zeta Preliminary Damage Reports

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to work with our local county EMA directors to assess damage. MEMA is now reporting a total of two deaths in Harrison County from Hurricane Zeta which made landfall, Wednesay, October 28, 2020. The following are deaths and injuries were reported to the Mississippi Emergency […]


Supply Distribution Sites Scheduled to Open Following Zeta

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Hurricane Zeta made landfall in Cocodrie, Louisiana as a Category 2 hurricane Wednesday, October 28, 2020 resulting in damaging wind and heavy rain across Southeast Mississippi. Additionally, the National Weather Service confirmed an EF-1 tornado in Noxubee County from Zeta. With continued power outages, five distribution centers will open in Hancock […]


Hurricane Zeta Preliminary Damage Reports

UPDATE #1: PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Hurricane Zeta made landfall in Cocodrie, Louisiana as a Category 2 storm with winds up to 110 miles per hour on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. At this time, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is reporting one fatality and multiple injuries in Harrison County. Damage assessments will begin Thursday morning. […]


Governor Reeves Requests Pre-Landfall Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Zeta

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Governor Tate Reeves has requested a pre-landfall disaster declaration in anticipation of Hurricane Zeta, which is expected to make landfall Wednesday, October 28. This hurricane could cause damage to homes, businesses, other property and threaten the safety of Mississippians. “Emergency operators are working to get ready for storm surge and hard […]


Governor Reeves Declares October 19-23 Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Governor Tate Reeves declares October 19-23, 2020 as Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi. A record-breaking 115 tornadoes were confirmed last year in Mississippi. While April was the most active month for tornadoes in 2019, December was not far behind in regard to activity with a record number of 24 […]


‘Great ShakeOut’ Earthquake Drill Set for Thursday, October 15

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) –  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is encouraging Mississippians to take part in the ‘Great ShakeOut’ earthquake drill Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 10:15 AM. During the self-led drill, participants will practice the three essential actions to take during an earthquake, which are to: DROP to the ground. Take COVER under a […]


October 15 Deadline for Local Governments to Apply for CARES Act Funds

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The deadline for local governments to apply for MEMA’s COVID-19 Relief Program is two days away, October 15. In August, Governor Tate Reeves and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency launched the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Program. Through the Mississippi Legislature, MEMA was allocated $70 million of CARES Act Money to reimburse county […]


Preliminary Damage Reported from Hurricane Delta

DAMAGE UPDATE #4: PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – On Friday, October 9, 2020, Hurricane Delta made landfall near Creole, Louisiana, as a Category 2, resulting in damaging wind and heavy rain across Mississippi as well as a brief spin-up tornado in Franklin County. While multiple counties have received damage, the following official damage reports were submitted […]


President Trump Approves Pre-landfall Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Delta

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) –  President Trump has approved Governor Reeves’ request for a federal emergency declaration in anticipation of Hurricane Delta. Under the approved federal emergency declaration, FEMA is authorized to provide emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program at 75 percent federal funding for three Mississippi counties: Hancock, Harrison […]


Governor Reeves Issues State of Emergency for Hurricane Delta

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Governor Tate Reeves issues a State of Emergency  in anticipation of Hurricane Delta. At the time of this release, Delta is expected to make landfall Friday, October 9.  This hurricane could cause damage to homes, businesses, other property and threaten the safety of Mississippians. A state of emergency is an administrative tool […]