Preliminary Damage Update Following April 23-24, 2021 Severe Storms

PEARL, Miss. –  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is responding to severe weather that impacted the state on April 23-24, 2021. During this event, many Mississippians experienced multiple waves of active weather resulting in damaging wind, flooding and tornadoes. One storm-related fatality in Pearl River County and two injuries (George and Stone) have been reported […]


Preliminary Damage Update #2 for April 9-10, 2021 Severe Weather Event

PEARL, Miss. –  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to respond to the severe weather event that impacted the state on April 9-10, 2021. The National Weather Service has surveyed and confirmed a total of four tornadoes across the state: Attala County: EF-1 with winds of 95 mph Lincoln County: EF-1 with winds of 95 mph […]


Mississippi Requests Major Disaster Declaration for Winter Weather Event

PEARL, Miss. –  Following the completion of Joint Preliminary Damage Assessments, the State of Mississippi has requested a Major Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance following the February 11-19, 2021 Winter Storm. During this event, multiple rounds of wintry precipitation impacted that state resulting in dangerous road conditions, widespread power outages and damage to public infrastructure. […]


Preliminary Damage Update #1 for April 9-10 Severe Weather Event

PEARL, Miss. –  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to respond to the severe weather event that impacted the state from April 9-10, 2021. Statewide, the severe storms brought with it damaging winds, hail and reported tornadoes. Survey and damage assessments continue. This morning, the state experienced around 40,000 power outages. That number has significantly decreased. […]


MEMA Executive Director Appoints New Deputy

Pearl, Miss. (MEMA) – MEMA Executive Director Stephen McCraney appoints Clayton French as the new Deputy Director for the agency. Mr. French began his tenure at MEMA in 2010 as a Public Assistance Project Officer. He worked exclusively with Hancock County, managing their Hurricane Katrina Public Assistance Grant worth $96 million. Once promoted to Public […]


The State Requests a Time Extension for Winter Weather Damage Assessments

UPDATE: March 23, 2021 – FEMA approved the State’s request for a time extension to submit for a major disaster declaration due to the Winter Weather Event that occurred February 11-19, 2021. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is working with county emergency management agencies and FEMA to complete these assessments by April 16, 2021.  Twelve […]


Preliminary Damage Update #1 Following March 16-17, 2021 Severe Storms

PEARL, Miss. –  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is responding to severe weather that impacted the state on March 16-17, 2021. During this event, many Mississippians experienced multiple waves of active weather resulting in damaging wind, flooding and tornadoes. So far, the National Weather Service has surveyed and confirmed a total of six tornadoes across […]


Winter Storm Update #3

PEARL, Miss. –  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to respond to the winter weather event that resulted in extreme cold and two rounds of wintry precipitation across the state from February 11 – February 19. MEMA is reporting an additional storm-related death in Simpson County. Statewide, there have been a total of six storm-related fatalities reported […]


Preliminary Winter Storm Damage Reports Update #2

PEARL, Miss. –  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to respond to the winter weather event that resulted in extreme cold and two rounds of wintry precipitation across the state throughout the week of February 15, 2021. Statewide there have been a total of five storm-related fatalities reported in Warren (2), Lafayette (1), Neshoba (1) […]


Updated Preliminary Winter Storm Damage Reports

PEARL, Miss. –  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to respond to the winter weather event that impacted the state throughout the week of February 15, 2021. During this event, many Mississippians experienced dangerous cold and wintry precipitation that resulted in hazardous road conditions and widespread power outages. “We are currently working with counties conducting […]