MEMA

Mema Director Responds To FEMA Funding

The Mississippi emergency management agency's director is responding to a federal audit recommending FEMA take back nearly all three point five million dollars in grants given to hope academy after Katrina. Director Lee Smithson wrote an op-ed column noting FEMA…

Mississippi Cities not Receiving Disaster Funds

Thousands of South Louisiana flood victims continue to apply for disaster assistance, but residents of two Mississippi communities have learned they are not eligible for assistance. A MEMA spokesman tells the Natchez Democrat that the damage in Crosby and Centerville…

MEMA Director Refutes Claims

The office of inspector general is urging FEMA to suspend all grant payments on the $29.9 million Coastal Retrofit Program in Mississippi. The investigation alleges Mississippi did not provide the proper oversight of the money for the Hazard Mitigation Program, allowing one…

New MEMA Director Visits Coast

News 25's Laurene Callander interviews Lee Smithson about Hurricane Preparedness. For More Information please visit http://www.msema.org/ or http://www.wxxv25.com/hurricane-guide/ on Hurricane Preparedness.