PEARL – In the digital age of smartphones and tablets, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency encourages the use of social networks during hurricanes to receive vital emergency information from local, state and federal agencies, as well as nonprofit and faith-based organizations. “Smartphones have quickly become the first method of receiving information for most Mississippians,” said […]

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 […]

Volunteer and Donation Information for Tornado Recovery

  PEARL – The following opportunities are available for people who would like to volunteer or donate in support of the tornadoes and severe storms survivors in Mississippi. Monetary Donations: The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation is accepting monetary donations to help those in need. Donations can be made directly through the website: Please indicate the […]

Updated Severe Weather Damage Reports: Tues. 10 a.m.

PEARL – Updated damage reports to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency show a total of more than 1,400 homes damaged in eight counties, 715 of them were destroyed or sustained major damage.  There were also four confirmed deaths and 60 injuries from tornadoes and severe storms on Jan 21-22. Gov. Phil Bryant sent an official […]

Updated Severe Weather Damage Reports: Noon

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has confirmed four deaths and more than 20 injuries from severe weather that struck south Mississippi Saturday morning. There is extensive damage from a tornado in Forrest County in and around the cities of Hattiesburg and Petal. Gov. Phil Bryant has authorized a State of Emergency to provide […]

Storm Damage Reports to MEMA – January 19, 2017

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received damage reports from severe weather in Mississippi Thursday morning. Two counties have damage to homes and there are more than 1,000 customers without power according to Entergy and Southern Pine Electric. No injuries are being reported. Heavy rain and strong storms are expected to continue throughout […]