March 24, 2023, Severe Weather Update #7 

Pearl – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to assess the damage and aid in response and recovery in multiple counties affected by the March 24th tornadoes and severe weather.   Residents in Carroll, Humphreys, Monroe, and Sharkey Counties can now register for FEMA Individual Assistance by going online to disasterassistance.gov or calling 800-621-FEMA (3362), disaster […]


FEMA Teams Meeting with Survivors in Mississippi

PEARL, Miss. – FEMA is meeting survivors where they are to help jumpstart their recovery from the March 24-25 severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes. FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) teams are going door-to-door in neighborhoods throughout Carroll, Humphreys, Monroe, and Sharkey counties to help residents who want to apply for FEMA. Using mobile technology, […]


March 24, 2023 Severe Weather Update #6

Pearl – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to assess the damage in multiple counties affected by the March 24th tornadoes and severe weather. Residents in Carroll, Humphreys, Monroe, and Sharkey Counties can now register for FEMA Individual Assistance by going online to disasterassistance.gov or calling 800-621-FEMA (3362), disaster number DR-4697.   Residents in Carroll, […]


SBA Announces Opening of Portable Loan Outreach Center in Sharkey County to Assist Mississippians Affected by Recent Disaster

ATLANTA– The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today it is opening a Portable Loan Outreach Center (PLOC) in Sharkey County, Miss., on Wednesday, March 29. SBA is establishing the center to help anyone in the declared counties apply for low-interest disaster loans for damages caused by the severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes that […]


March 24, 2023 Severe Weather Update #5

Pearl – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to assess the damage in multiple counties affected by the March 24th tornadoes and severe weather. At the time of this release, the National Weather Service has confirmed seven tornadoes touched down in Mississippi. One EF-4 tornado (Rolling Fork/Silver City tornado), two EF-3 tornadoes (Carroll/Montgomery County tornado […]


SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of Mississippi Affected by Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds and Tornadoes

WASHINGTON – Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to businesses and residents in Mississippi following the announcement of a Presidential disaster declaration due to damages from severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes on March 24-25. “With President Biden’s declaration, SBA is working closely with FEMA and our state and […]


March 24, 2023 Severe Weather Update #4

Pearl – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to work with affected counties to assess damage from the severe weather and tornadoes on March 24, 2023. During a disaster, numbers are likely to change. Now that search and rescue efforts have been demobilized, MEMA can confirm a total of 21 storm-related fatalities. • Carroll County: […]


March 24, Severe Weather Update #3

Pearl – Response efforts by The State of Mississippi after the March 24th deadly tornadoes are ongoing. At this time, fatalities stand at 25 with dozens of others injured. That number is subject to change. Search and rescue efforts are ongoing. The fatalities are reported in Sharkey, Humphreys, Carroll, and Monroe counties. Multiple state agencies […]


Governor Reeves’ Request for Individual and Public Assistance Approved by White House

JACKSON, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves’ request for Individual and Public Assistance (FEMA-4697 DR-MS) for counties affected by the March 24, 2023 tornadoes and severe weather was approved by the White House. An EF-4 tornado swept through the state of Mississippi, claiming 25 lives, injuring dozens and destroying hundreds of homes. Individual Assistance and debris removal […]


Governor Reeves Requests Expedited Major Disaster Declaration for Counties Impacted by Deadly Tornadoes

JACKSON, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves has requested an expedited Major Disaster Declaration for counties impacted by the deadly tornadoes and severe weather that swept through the state on March 24, 2023. “The scale of the damage and loss is evident everywhere affected today,” said Governor Tate Reeves. “From homes, to businesses, and even entire communities. Respond, […]