Crews work to restore power following Hurricane Nate

Media Contact: Lorri Freeman, Manager of Public Relations – 228-218-0840 – freeman@singingriver.com  Singing River Electric crews were joined by eight different Mississippi electric cooperative crews today and six contract crews. The crews, working together, will continue to work into the night to restore power to southeast Mississippi. As of 4:20 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8, […]


City of Biloxi declares a local emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Nate

BILOXI, Miss – Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich and the Biloxi City Council declared  a local emergency proclamation in Biloxi this afternoon, a measure that authorizes the mayor to take extraordinary steps to deal with the expected torrential downpour from Tropical Storm Nate. “We have to make preparations and take the necessary steps to protect our citizens […]


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 […]


State Agencies Assisting U.S. Marine Corps in Plane Crash Recovery

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues coordinating state resources for Leflore County Emergency Management and the United States Marines Corps (USMC) in the recovery process of the KC-130 aircraft that crashed on July 10. Through the United States Department of Defense, the USMC is charge of the crash investigation, recovery of the plane […]


Tropical Storm Cindy Downgraded to Tropical Depression

PEARL – Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border at approximately 3 a.m., Thursday morning. The National Hurricane Center has since downgraded the cyclone to a tropical depression.  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has numerous reports of street flooding in the southern part of the state but no major damage or injuries. MEMA […]


Nine Mississippi Counties Declared Federal Disaster Areas

JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant announced that President Donald Trump declared Adams, Calhoun, Carroll, Claiborne, Holmes, Jefferson, Montgomery, Webster and Yazoo counties federal disaster areas this afternoon from severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that hit Mississippi on April 30, 2017. Those nine counties are eligible for Public Assistance, which is reimbursement grants to local governments […]


STATE/FEMA Assistance to Mississippi Disaster Survivors Tops $3 Million

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Nearly two months since President Trump declared a major disaster after the Jan. 21 severe storms and tornadoes in Mississippi, more than $3 million in assistance to individuals and households has been approved by MEMA and FEMA. This includes nearly $2.2 million in FEMA housing assistance – grant money for repairing and […]


PUBLIC NOTICE for DR-4295

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 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight- line Winds, and Flooding that occurred during the incident period of January 20-21, 2017This notice applies to the Public Assistance (PA), Individual […]


PUBLIC NOTICE FOR DR-4295

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 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight- line Winds, and Flooding that occurred during the incident period that began on January 20-21, 2017.  This notice applies to the Individual […]


Medicaid Partners with Others to Support Recovery Efforts

Last weekend, southern regions of Mississippi suffered damage from severe weather and tornadoes, resulting in Gov. Phil Bryant declaring a state of emergency and President Donald Trump designating four counties federal disaster areas: Forrest, Lamar, Lauderdale and Perry counties. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is continually reporting recovery updates such as fatalities, injuries, home […]