FEMA Approves Addition of Three Counties to Federal Disaster Number 4470

FEMA: DR-4470-MS-Public Notice 01 Date of Notice: Thursday, February 13, 2020 PUBLIC NOTICE The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to reimburse eligible applicants for eligible costs to repair or replace facilities damaged by the Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding event occurring October 26. This notice […]


George County Emergency Manager Nancy Smith leads county out of NFIP probation

(COURTESY: Henrietta Williams, from the December Issue of FPMD (Floodplain Management Division) Insider George County, Mississippi is like home. In this southern hamlet a smile and a handshake can seal a deal and strong relationships matter. Passersby’s stop for “Praise in the Park” on Saturday afternoons and have “Coffee with a Cop” at the neighborhood […]


16 Counties Declared Federal Disaster Areas

PEARL – Governor Bryant announced today that President Donald Trump declared 16 counties eligible for Public Assistance under Federal Disaster Number 4470. This disaster declaration is in response to the Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding that occurred due to Tropical Storm Olga on October 26. The counties eligible for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency […]


Updated information for Individual Assistance due to the Feb 22-24 Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding.

Tuesday is the Last Day to Apply for Storm, Flooding Assistance from FEMA JACKSON, Miss. — You have until 11:59 p.m. (ET) tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 19 to apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). If your home or apartment is in Clay, Humphreys, Issaquena, Lowndes, Monroe, Sharkey, Warren or Yazoo county, […]


Eight Mississippi Counties Declared Federal Disaster Areas

Gov. Phil Bryant announced that President Donald Trump declared Clarke, Clay, Itawamba, Kemper, Monroe, Oktibbeha, Warren and Yazoo Counties as federal disaster areas on Thursday, June 20, 2019.  The declaration is in response to the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding that impacted Mississippi on April 13th and 14th. Those eight counties are eligible […]


Mississippi’s National Guard and Emergency Management Agency to Participate in Ardent Sentry/Shaken Fury 2019

Pearl – The Mississippi National Guard (MSNG) and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) are both participating in national-level earthquake exercise, beginning this week and continuing through early June. The exercise is taking place from May 29th through June 7th and center around a catastrophic earthquake scenario along the southwest segment of the New Madrid […]


MISSISSIPPI SENDING ADDITIONAL STAFF TO FLORIDA FOR HURRICANE MICHAEL

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is sending two staff members to the Florida State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee to support response and recovery to Hurricane Michael. Michael will make landfall today as a category four hurricane along the panhandle near Panama City with winds in excess of 140 mph. MEMA Area Coordinator Tina Reed […]


Announcement of Initial Public Notice – Hurricane Nate

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is required by law to provide public notice of its intent to provide federal assistance and grant opportunities through the Public Assistance (PA), Individual Assistance (IA), or Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs. This initial public notice addresses the agency’s intention to reimburse eligible applicants for costs to repair or […]


How Mississippians Can Help Texas in Harvey Recovery

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received an outpouring of requests from generous residents and businesses around the state about how to help Texans in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.  There are many questions, rumors and offers circulating across social media outlets so MEMA has compiled the following official ways to give of […]