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 […]

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 […]

Storm Damage Reported in Rankin County

Storm damage has been reported to the State Emergency Operations Center after last night’s severe weather system pushed across the state. Rankin County officials report eight to 10 homes damaged and 13 roads with heavy debris. Those roads have now been reopened.  There are were no injuries reported with this incident. MEMA officials will be […]

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, […]

Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Severe Weather

On the final day of Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week, we are focusing on Winter Weather. Thanks to our partners at the National Weather Service, listed below are some cold weather messages they would like to share. Winter Prep Checklist: -Make sure pipes are insulated properly. -Close off unneeded rooms and place towels in the […]


Per the signed proclamation by Governor Bryant, today marks the beginning of Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi. 2019 has been one of the most active for tornadoes in state history. Mississippi experienced a record number of tornadoes this spring, and for the year, the state has been affected by 86 total tornadoes, which […]

‘The Great Central U.S. Shakeout’ Exercise Set for Thursday, October 17th

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is encouraging everyone in the state to take part in ‘The Great Central U.S. Shakeout’ exercise, Thursday morning, at 10:17. During the self-led drill, participants practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On”.  The essential steps to take are to: DROP to the ground. Take COVER under a […]

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 […]

Gov. Bryant issues State of Emergency for Severe Storms and Flooding

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a State of Emergency in response to the severe storms and flooding that have impacted the state, beginning on May 8th, 2019.  The State of Emergency covers all counties and municipalities that were affected by the severe weather. A state of emergency is an administrative tool that authorizes […]

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Vicksburg District Updates on Conditions in the Yazoo Backwater Area

VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District met with local Warren County officials May 10 at the district’s headquarters building in Vicksburg to provide an overview of current and forecasted conditions in the Yazoo Backwater area and discuss the implications of these conditions on Eagle Lake. Additionally, district engineers provided […]