MEMA Responds to Major Winter Weather Event

UPDATE: Another winter weather storm related death was reported to MEMA on Saturday, February 20, 2021. It occurred in Oktibbeha County due to a traffic accident, bringing the total to two storm-related deaths statewide. PEARL, Miss. –  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to respond to the winter weather event that began to impact the […]

State of Emergency Declared for Winter Weather Event

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – In consultation with Governor Reeves, Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann signed the Proclamation for a State of Emergency, Sunday February 14, 2021, for Mississippi in anticipation of a winter storm predicted to impact a large portion of the state. The National Weather Service is forecasting significant amounts of ice accumulation, snow and […]

Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week 2021

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Governor Tate Reeves has declared February 15-19, 2021 as Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi. Eighty-two tornadoes were confirmed during 2020 in Mississippi, which was the fifth most on record. April was the most active month last year with a total of 24 confirmed tornadoes, one of which set a […]

How to Appeal FEMA’s Decision for Individual Assistance

ATLANTA – If you receive a letter stating that you are ineligible for assistance or that your application is incomplete, you can still complete the application or appeal the decision within 60 days of receiving a decision letter. FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program (IHP) provides financial and direct services to eligible individuals and households affected […]

FEMA Obligates $32 Million for COVID-19 Vaccination Costs

ATLANTA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has obligated $32 million to the State of Mississippi for costs for the COVID-19 vaccine mission. The award provides expedited federal funding to reimburse 100% of costs related to the State’s vaccination program for a 90-day period. These costs can include: Equipment and supplies needed for storing, handling, […]

Stephen McCraney Appointed New Executive Director of MEMA

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Governor Tate Reeves appoints Stephen McCraney as the new Executive Director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. McCraney started his new duties as executive director following the governor’s announcement on January 28, 2021. “Stephen McCraney has done exceptional work with MEMA since 2016 and I am proud to elevate him to […]

MEMA Adding Registration Intake Center in Jackson County for Hurricane Zeta Survivors

PEARL, Miss. –  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is opening an additional “Mississippi Registration Intake Center” in Jackson County to assist residents in applying for federal individual assistance following Hurricane Zeta. This will make a total of six Registration Intake Centers currently operating in the following counties: George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Stone. The […]

Mississippi Registration Intake Centers Open to Assist Hurricane Zeta Victims Apply for Assistance

PEARL, Miss. –  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency will open five Mississippi Registration Intake Centers in the counties that were declared federal disasters following Hurricane Zeta. These Registration Intake Centers will serve the residents in George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison and Stone Counties as they apply for Individual Assistance from FEMA. MEMA is currently waiting on […]

Renters Impacted by Zeta Can Apply for FEMA Assistance

BILOXI, Miss. (FEMA) – FEMA is reminding renters in Mississippi’s George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Stone counties whose homes and property were damaged by Hurricane Zeta that they are eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance. FEMA Individual Assistance is available to renters, including students, as well as homeowners. Federal grants can help pay […]

Residents, Businesses and Nonprofits Impacted by Zeta Now Eligible for SBA Loans

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Residents in six Mississippi counties impacted by Hurricane Zeta are eligible to apply for disaster loans through the Small Business Administration to repair disaster-damaged real estate and personal property. Low-interest disaster loans are available to homeowners and renters in the following six counties: George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, and Stone Counties. […]