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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…

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…

MEMA recommendations for supply kit

MEMA is assisting the Mississippi State Department of Health in its response to the Coronavirus. As with weather emergencies like hurricanes and tornadoes, MEMA is also prepared for health emergencies. They’re urging residents to prepare for COVID-19 as they would…

Hurricane Preparedness Week

Partners in preparedness: that’s this year’s theme for the Emergency Management Agency summit that kicked off here on the Gulf Coast. Governor Phil Bryant declared this week as ‘Hurricane Preparedness Week.’ The Mississippi Gulf Coast is no stranger to severe…

MEMA is ready to assist Santa

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency wants residents to know it will be ready to assist Santa Claus as he moves throughout the state Christmas Eve. The forecast is looking good with mild temperatures and mostly clear skies across the state.…

MEMA Preparing for Tropical Storm Gordon

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is coordinating preparations for Tropical Storm Gordon that is expected to begin affecting the state Tuesday afternoon. Hurricane and storm surge warnings are in effect for George, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, Stone, and counties.…

NEW MEMA DIRECTOR VISITS COAST

It's been 9 days since Governor Phil Bryant named Greg Michel the new excutivie director of Mississippi emergency management agency, also known as MEMA. He's been on the coast the past few days visiting with local emergecny managment directors, and…

Governor Bryant appoints new MEMA director

Governor Phil Bryant has appointed Retired Colonel Greg Michel as the new director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. The appointment is effective immediately. Michel takes over for J.W. Ledbetter, Governor Bryant’s senior criminal justice policy adviser, who has overseen…

Hurricane Preparedness

The 2018 Mississippi Partners and Preparedness Summit wrapped up this afternoon and the main topic was hurricane preparedness. “As we enter into the 2018 hurricane season, we must be prepared for the potential for a catastrophic storm impacting our state.”…

Hurricane Nate Recovery Update

The Mississippi Gulf Coast and South Mississippi has shifted to the recovery phase in the aftermath of Hurricane Nate. There have still been no injuries reported in relation to Nate, and the focus is now on restoring electrical power to…

MEMA press conference on Tropical Storm Cindy

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency held a news conference to discuss Tropical Storm Cindy. During the meeting, Executive Director Lee Smithson says the concern facing many in the state will be the amount of rain that falls. High winds and storm…

MEMA Monitoring Tropical System in the Gulf

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Cindy in the Gulf of Mexico. MEMA wants to remind everyone that now is a good time to review your family emergency plan and listen to the advice of your…

Mock disaster management training in Harrison County

Today in Gulfport, the Harrison County Emergency Operations Center is firing on all cylinders. A large group of public safety officials from across Harrison County are holding mock training exercises to ensure their plans and preparations are complete as we…

Hurricane Preparedness Week

The sun may be shining and there are no clouds in the sky today in south Mississippi, but perfect weather does not last forever. Hurricane season begins June 1st and Governor Phil Bryant declared May 23rd-27th as Hurricane Preparedness Week,…

Bay St. Louis flood ordinance meeting

It’s been over a decade since Hurricane Katrina nearly wiped Bay St. Louis off the map. The city’s residents are still working to rebuild the place they call home. But what if it happens again, this time without assistance from…

MEMA Disaster Characters Surprise Students

Some Gulfport elementary students got an unexpected visit today as storybook characters from the “MEMA 4 Kids” book came to life. It wasn’t all fun and games. In fact, these characters and the book are being used to help teach…

Mississippi Sending Help East

With the Carolinas bracing for hurricane Matthew, MEMA is sending two staff members to North Carolina. Those two Mississippi emergency management agency staff members are MEMA's office of preparedness director "Susan Perkins" and the operations officer "Tina Reed". Both women…

MEMA Accidentally Sends Out Alert

If you subscribe to the Mississippi Emergency Management Mobile Alert System, you woke up to a startling message this morning. Shortly after 8:30, MEMA mistakenly sent an "Active Shooter" message. About six minutes later, a "disregard" follow up message was…