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Hurricane Season starts June 1

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Atlantic Hurricane Season officially starts June 1 and runs through November 30. The NOAA Climate Prediction Center predicts above-average hurricane activity this year, predicting 14-21 named storms. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency urges residents to prepare for…

MEMA Hurricane Preparedness Week

It looks like we are going to see another above average storm season with 16 to 20 named storms, six to eight hurricanes, three to five of which are predicted to be…

$32M FEMA grant to help assist MS in vaccine distribution

FEMA is providing Mississippi with the boost our state needs when it comes to the COVID vaccine. FEMA is allocating a $32 million grant to the state of Mississippi for MEMA to use to assist in vaccine distribution efforts. The…

Stephen McCraney named new MEMA Executive Director

MEMA is responsible for handling disasters on the state level in Mississippi and the new executive director has been appointed. MEMA announced this week that Stephen McCraney will take over the helm of the state agency. McCraney started his new…

Stephen McCraney Appointed New MEMA Executive Director

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Governor Tate Reeves appoints Stephen McCraney as the new Executive Director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. McCraney started his new duties as executive director following the governor’s announcement on January 28, 2021. “Stephen McCraney has done…

Hurricane Zeta Preliminary Damage Reports Update #5

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to work with our local county EMA directors to assess the damage. At this time, counties are reporting a total of 32,071 homes damaged or affected by Hurricane Zeta. MEMA…

2 people confirmed dead, 77 injured after Hurricane Zeta

HARRISON COUNTY, MISS. (WCBI) – Two people are confirmed dead on the Coast during Hurricane Zeta. Damage assessments continue this week as the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency works with county EMA directors. Both deaths happened in Harrison County. In all 77 people were injured during the storm. More than 9,000 homes received damage. Businesses and […]

MEMA ANNOUNCES SUPPLY DISTRIBUTION SITES

With continued power outages, five distribution centers will open in Hancock and Harrison Counties. Distribution Center Operating Hours:     SATURDAY, October 31:   1 PM – 6 PM November 1-2, 2020:        8 AM – 6 PM Shelf-stable meals, water, tarps, hand sanitizer…

Local schools participate in ‘the Great Shakeout’ earthquake drill

Today, Mississippi schools, including some in Harrison County, took part in the ‘Great Shakeout’ Earthquake drill. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency encouraged Mississippians to take part in this self-led drill that was held at 10:15 a.m. For those who participated,…

MEMA releases preliminary Hurricane Delta damage reports

MISSISSIPPI (WCBI) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency releases preliminary Hurricane Delta damage reports. Those early reports are coming in from southwest Mississippi. Adams County, where Natchez is located, is reporting damage to 27 homes. Three of those houses were destroyed. One business had major damage. Claiborne County had six homes impacted. Jefferson, Lincoln, and […]

National Hurricane Preparedness Week kicks off

MEMA is urging all Mississippians to begin their preparations for the upcoming hurricane season. May 3rd through May 9th is ‘National Hurricane Preparedness Week.’ The Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1st and ends on November 30th. This year, MEMA…

MEMA releases damage reports from Sunday's storms

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has released initial damage reports for counties affected by Sunday’s storms. According to MEMA, 20 homes were destroyed in Marion County, eight were destroyed in Forrest County, and one home was destroyed in Jackson County.…