Governor Reeves Requests Federal Assistance Following Hurricane Zeta

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Governor Tate Reeves has requested a Federal Disaster Declaration for Individual and Public Assistance as well as U.S. Small Business Administration Assistance following Hurricane Zeta. The storm impacted portions of Southeast Mississippi on October 28, 2020. Zeta slammed the Gulf Coast producing eight feet of storm surge and maximum wind gusts […]


Mississippi Denied Federal Public Assistance Following Cristobal

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency received notice, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 that the state has been denied federal public assistance following Tropical Storm Cristobal. Governor Tate Reeves requested public assistance for the following counties on July 7, 2020: Hancock, Harrison and Jackson. Preliminary damage reports indicate those three counties sustained damage […]


Hurricane Zeta Update #6

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and FEMA are finalizing damage assessment data for an Individual Assistance request. FEMA and MEMA are currently working together to conduct joint damage assessments for Public Assistance (assistance for local governments). MEMA will draft its request letter for assistance (both Individual and Public) once the Public […]


UPDATE: Hurricane Zeta Preliminary Damage Reports

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to work with our local county EMA directors to assess the damage.  At this time, counties are reporting a total of 32,071  homes damaged or affected by Hurricane Zeta. MEMA is encouraging residents NOT TO BURN DEBRIS, but instead, sort it according to FEMA standards. […]


Updated Hurricane Zeta Preliminary Damage Reports

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to work with our local county EMA directors to assess damage. MEMA is now reporting a total of two deaths in Harrison County from Hurricane Zeta which made landfall, Wednesay, October 28, 2020. The following are deaths and injuries were reported to the Mississippi Emergency […]


Supply Distribution Sites Scheduled to Open Following Zeta

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Hurricane Zeta made landfall in Cocodrie, Louisiana as a Category 2 hurricane Wednesday, October 28, 2020 resulting in damaging wind and heavy rain across Southeast Mississippi. Additionally, the National Weather Service confirmed an EF-1 tornado in Noxubee County from Zeta. With continued power outages, five distribution centers will open in Hancock […]


Hurricane Zeta Preliminary Damage Reports

UPDATE #1: PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Hurricane Zeta made landfall in Cocodrie, Louisiana as a Category 2 storm with winds up to 110 miles per hour on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. At this time, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is reporting one fatality and multiple injuries in Harrison County. Damage assessments will begin Thursday morning. […]


Governor Reeves Requests Pre-Landfall Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Zeta

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Governor Tate Reeves has requested a pre-landfall disaster declaration in anticipation of Hurricane Zeta, which is expected to make landfall Wednesday, October 28. This hurricane could cause damage to homes, businesses, other property and threaten the safety of Mississippians. “Emergency operators are working to get ready for storm surge and hard […]


Governor Reeves Declares October 19-23 Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Governor Tate Reeves declares October 19-23, 2020 as Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi. A record-breaking 115 tornadoes were confirmed last year in Mississippi. While April was the most active month for tornadoes in 2019, December was not far behind in regard to activity with a record number of 24 […]


‘Great ShakeOut’ Earthquake Drill Set for Thursday, October 15

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) –  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is encouraging Mississippians to take part in the ‘Great ShakeOut’ earthquake drill Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 10:15 AM. During the self-led drill, participants will practice the three essential actions to take during an earthquake, which are to: DROP to the ground. Take COVER under a […]