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 […]


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 […]


SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Residents of Holmes, Montgomery, and Adjacent Counties

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant’s request for disaster assistance was approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration for Holmes and Montgomery counties for damage caused by the April 30th severe weather outbreak.  The SBA Disaster declaration also covers the adjacent counties of Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Grenada, Humphreys, Leflore, Madison, Webster and Yazoo in Mississippi. Residents, […]


MEMA REQUESTS JOINT PRELIMINARY DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS FROM FEMA

PEARL – Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Lee Smithson sent a formal request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for joint preliminary damage assessments following the severe storms and tornado outbreak on April 30th, 2017.  The teams would conduct assessments for individual assistance in Holmes and Montgomery counties and public assistance for Calhoun, Holmes, […]


Governor Phil Bryant signs a State of Emergency for severe storms on April 30, 2017

Governor Phil Bryant signs a State of Emergency for severe storms on April 30, 2017. Click Here to view a copy of Gov. Bryant’s signed State of Emergency. The State of Emergency is an administrative tool that allows local governments to request state assistance for response and recovery associated with the storms. Damage assessments for the […]


UPDATED STORM DAMAGE REPORTS TO MEMA

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received initial damage reports from 26 county emergency management agencies as a result of severe storms Sunday.  There is one death and at least two injuries being reported.  There are more than 16,000 customers without power statewide. The counties reporting damages are as follows: Adams: Eight homes […]


STORM DAMAGE REPORTED TO MEMA

  PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received initial damage reports from 19 county emergency management agencies as a result of severe storms Sunday.  There is one death and at least two injuries being reported.  There are more than 20,000 customers without power. The counties reporting damages are as follows: Adams: Trees and […]