Thursday’s focus for Fall Severe Weather Preparedness is Flash Flooding!

Today for Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week we focus on Flash Flooding! Driving in a flooded area is dangerous! Always remember to Turn Around Don’t Drown! Check out these driving TIPS to be more prepared in a flood situation! Flash flooding is the leading weather-related killer in the United States. More than 100 people are […]


Tuesday’s focus for Fall Severe Weather Preparedness is Severe Thunderstorms and Lightning

Lightning, large hail and damaging winds from thunderstorms are just as deadly as tornadoes. Today for Fall Severe Weather Preparedness we look at the dangerous aspects of thunderstorms. Get prepared and stay safe during a thunderstorm: Avoid water/plumbing – Lightning can travel through plumbing Avoid electronic equipment of all types. Lightning can travel through electrical […]


Monday’s topic for Fall Severe Weather Preparedness is Warnings and Alerts

MEMA the National Weather Service and other partners are highlighting the importance of severe weather warnings and alerts for the first day of Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Smartphones will alert you of a tornado, flash flooding or other warnings in your area with a unique ring tone and vibration. Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) is […]


GOV. BRYANT DECLARES FALL SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant has declared Oct. 22-26 as Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi. Mississippi is making the transition into fall, opening the severe weather season. The state has been hit by 783 tornadoes in the months of November through February since 1950, according to the National Weather Service. Tornadoes cause an […]


Mississippi sends nearly 100 personnel to Florida for Hurricane Michael Recovery

Mississippi now has 96 personnel deployed to Florida to assist with Hurricane Michael Recovery Operations through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC). Here is a list of the personnel and equipment deployed: One Mass Care Coordinator: Member of MS Dept. of Human Services EMAC A-Team: Two MEMA staff Five Ambulance Strike Teams: 11 MS State […]


Mississippi Sends Department Of Health Assets To North Carolina For Hurricane Florence Support

PEARL – The State of Mississippi has deployed assets and personnel from the Mississippi Department of Health to North Carolina, to assist with potential emergency response efforts, due to the impacts of Hurricane Florence. The deployment was provided through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) requests by North Carolina. The Department of Health is sending […]


Mississippi Sends State’s Search And Rescue Team To Virginia For Hurricane Florence Support

The State of Mississippi has deployed members of it’s Search and Rescue Team to Virginia, to assist with potential emergency rescue efforts, due to the impacts of Hurricane Florence. The deployment was provided through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) requests by the Commonwealth of Virginia. There are 42 members headed to the east coast, […]


Harrison County Offering Self Serve Sandbags At Various Locations

PEARL – Harrison County Emergency Management is offering self-serving sandbags at various locations within the county. The locations are as follows: Long Beach- Harbor @ Pavilion- Hwy 90 Gulfport – Courthouse Road Pier Parking Lot-Hwy 90 Harrison County Road Department -10076 Lorraine Road (Hwy 605) Gulfport Diberville – Harrison County District One Work Center-10085 Doris […]