COVID-19

MEMA launches website to help Mississippi businesses

Today Governor Tate Reeves held another briefing this afternoon, addressing that MEMA launched a new website to help Mississippi businesses. The Mississippi Business Emergency Operations Center is to help Mississippi businesses to prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural…

Governor Reeves briefs on public health crisis

Governor Tate Reeves held another press conference this afternoon regarding the public health crisis unfolding across the country. Reeves also touched on the unemployment claims that increased to 3,000 percent in Mississippi. Governor Reeves said Camp Shelby is being outfitted…

Gun sales at an all-time high amid COVID-19 pandemic

Gun sales are on the rise as Coronavirus concerns continue to spread. In many states, gun dealers were included in orders for shutting down business. Here in Mississippi, gun stores are still considered an essential business. At Dad’s Super Pawn…

MEMA Encourages Use of Face Masks in Public Settings

PEARL, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency encourages Mississippians to wear face masks while in public to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings…

President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Mississippi

JACKSON — Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced his request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration from the federal government has been approved. The declaration makes available additional federal assets and resources to aid Mississippi's COVID-19 response. Governor Reeves sent a letter to President…

Coast beaches empty after stay-at-home order

We got our first look this weekend at beaches along the Mississippi Coast after they were shut down for the state’s stay-at-home order that took effect Friday evening. In Ocean Springs and Gulfport, people listened to signs and stickers placed…

Drive thru testing available in Moss Point until 4 p.m.

Drive-thru testing is now available in Moss Point today for those at high risk of contracting Coronavirus. The testing is a collaboration between the Mississippi State Department of Health, MEMA, and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Testing collections are…

Red Cross hit hard during COVID-19 pandemic

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, emergencies don’t stop and neither does the American Red Cross. Local volunteers are still working every day at providing comfort and care after disasters of all sizes including house fires. Even during this pandemic, hospital…