Severe Weather Recovery Update : Wed. 12:30p.m.

PEARL – Updated damage reports to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency show a total of more than 1,200 homes damaged in eight counties, 549 of them were destroyed or sustained major damage.  There were also four confirmed deaths and 59 injuries from tornadoes and severe storms on Jan 21-22. Gov. Phil Bryant sent an official […]


MDEQ Offers Emergency Debris Guidance

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is working with officials and residents to assist with storm damage recovery and to provide guidance on proper debris management resulting from last weekend’s tornado in the Pine Belt area. Information on emergency debris management is available at: www.deq.state.ms.us/solidwaste. MDEQ is currently working with local officials on […]


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: www.PineBeltFoundation.org. 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 […]


Tornado Damage Reports to MEMA – January 21, 2017

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is receiving reports of extensive damage from ongoing severe weather Saturday morning. Forrest, Lamar and Perry counties are all reporting structural damage. MEMA is coordinating response efforts. Search and Rescue teams are being deployed to assist Forrest County emergency management in the Hattiesburg area.  The Mississippi Highway Patrol […]


Storm Damage Reports to MEMA

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received damage reports from early evening severe weather in Mississippi. Several counties have damage to homes and power outages. No injuries are being reported. Residents need to remain alert as a second round of severe storms are forecast to move through the state later tonight with a […]