Two Mississippi Counties Added to Federal Disasters

PEARL – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved Humphreys County to receive Public Assistance only as part of Federal Disaster Number 4429, which is in response to the February 22-24 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that impacted the state. Additionally, Holmes County is approved for Public Assistance only as a part of Federal […]

Tropical Storm Barry Information

July 13, 2019 Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Addresses Toxic Algae Potentially Coming Onshore during Tropical Storm Barry PEARL – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality recently provided an update on the concern for toxic algae from Gulf waters reaching land during Tropical Storm Barry: “It is too soon for us to speculate given the […]


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to reimburse eligible applicants for eligible costs to repair or replace facilities damaged by the Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding event occurring April 13-14, 2019. This notice applies to Public Assistance (PA) and Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs […]

Eight Mississippi Counties Declared Federal Disaster Areas

Gov. Phil Bryant announced that President Donald Trump declared Clarke, Clay, Itawamba, Kemper, Monroe, Oktibbeha, Warren and Yazoo Counties as federal disaster areas on Thursday, June 20, 2019.  The declaration is in response to the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding that impacted Mississippi on April 13th and 14th. Those eight counties are eligible […]

Mississippi’s National Guard and Emergency Management Agency to Participate in Ardent Sentry/Shaken Fury 2019

Pearl – The Mississippi National Guard (MSNG) and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) are both participating in national-level earthquake exercise, beginning this week and continuing through early June. The exercise is taking place from May 29th through June 7th and center around a catastrophic earthquake scenario along the southwest segment of the New Madrid […]

Pearl River County Emergency Services have concluded rescue operations

We have concluded rescue operations and the shelter in Poplarville is closed as of 08:00. this morning. As the water recedes and you are able to return to your homes please let us know if you have any damage. This includes homes, businesses or agricultural. Call 601.688.0813 to report damage or being displaced. We will […]

Gov. Bryant issues State of Emergency for Severe Storms and Flooding

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a State of Emergency in response to the severe storms and flooding that have impacted the state, beginning on May 8th, 2019.  The State of Emergency covers all counties and municipalities that were affected by the severe weather. A state of emergency is an administrative tool that authorizes […]

West Hobolochitto Creek Near McNeill at Major Flood Stage

MCNEILL, Miss. – The West Hobolochitto Creek near McNeill, which is in Pearl River County, has reached major flood stage. The creek’s level Sunday morning is 22.42 feet and is expected to rise to 24 feet by this afternoon. It has risen 16.38 feet since Thursday. According to the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service, widespread flooding will occur […]

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Vicksburg District Updates on Conditions in the Yazoo Backwater Area

VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District met with local Warren County officials May 10 at the district’s headquarters building in Vicksburg to provide an overview of current and forecasted conditions in the Yazoo Backwater area and discuss the implications of these conditions on Eagle Lake. Additionally, district engineers provided […]


PEARL – To ensure residents are prepared for the upcoming tropical weather season, Governor Phil Bryant has declared May 6-10 as Hurricane Preparedness Week in Mississippi. In September of last year, Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This marked the second straight year a tropical system has affected the state. “Because […]