Severe storms expected Sunday, Monday

March 18, 2018 in News

PEARL, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi authorities are urging residents to prepare for potential severe storms Sunday through Monday. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said Saturday that the National Weather Service […]

Officials count 1,100 homes damaged by Mississippi tornado

January 24, 2017 in News

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) – A tornado that tore a path across south Mississippi on Saturday damaged or destroyed more than 1,100 homes. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency reported Monday that […]

Gov. Phil Bryant declares state of emergency as Mississippi River rises

December 31, 2015 in News

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant has declared a state of emergency ahead of expected January flooding along the Mississippi River. The state of emergency covers all counties along […]

Two teens charged with murder, armed robbery in beating death of MEMA worker

June 3, 2015 in News, The Buzz

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Jackson police have arrested two men in the beating death and robbery of a Jackson man outside a local restaurant. Eric Hambrick died Saturday at the […]

MEMA hoping for federal aid for victims in Dec. 23 tornadoes that killed 5

December 30, 2014 in News

COLUMBIA, Mississippi (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Small Business Administration joined Mississippi and local officials to tour the Columbia area, as well as Jones and Lamar counties […]

Mississippi’s first stand-alone medical needs emergency shelter going up in Wiggins

December 30, 2014 in Health, News

WIGGINS, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi health officials expect to open in 2016 the state’s first stand-alone medical needs shelter. Ground was broken on the shelter earlier this month. The $7.7 […]

FEMA provides tornado relief money to Mississippi

August 7, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $2.43 million in Disaster Relief Fund grants to support debris removal and utility repairs in Northeast Mississippi from […]

Gov. Phil Bryant convenes special session Thursday on tornado costs

May 7, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant has called the Mississippi Legislature into special session starting Thursday to help pay state government’s share of recovery costs after the deadly April […]