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 […]

Mississippi looks to volunteer efforts, federal aid to recover from tornado outbreak

May 2, 2014 in News

LOUISVILLE, Mississippi (AP) — As Mississippi digs out from Monday’s tornadoes, officials are trying to manage a blessing — volunteers. The state is encouraging people who want to help with […]

Officials announce second Mississippi death from storms

April 11, 2014 in News

PEARL, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says a second person has died because of recent storms. MEMA spokesman Greg Flynn says a Coahoma County man died Wednesday […]

South Mississippi under tornado watch until 3 a.m., storm damage and 1 death already reported in state

February 20, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Wind and lightning caused isolated damage and power outages across Mississippi Thursday as a storm front moved through the state. South Mississippi is under a tornado […]

MEMA reports 2 deaths attributed to latest winter storm

February 12, 2014 in News

PEARL, Mississippi (AP) — At least two people were killed in traffic wrecks Tuesday as the state deals with another round of winter weather. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said […]