Mississippi Emergency Management Agency

Hurricane Season starts June 1

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PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Atlantic  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 urges residents to prepare for the season ahead.

“Being prepared can be life-saving in the wake of a hurricane or tropical storm,” said MEMA…

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Updated Hurricane Zeta Preliminary Damage Reports

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Hurricane Zeta Storm Damage

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The continues to work with our local county EMA directors to assess the damage. MEMA is now reporting a total of two deaths in from Hurricane Zeta which made landfall, Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

The following are deaths and injuries were reported to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency:

  • Harrison: 2 Deceased, 49 Injured
  • Jackson: 9 Injured
  • Perry: 1 Injured
  • Hancock: 17 Injured
  • George: 1 Injured

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Here is an .ORG “Hurricane Zeta: Damage Report Numbers” video, from YouTube:

Flood Waters Soak Casinos on Mississippi Gulf Coast During Hurricane Zeta

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Hurricane Zeta Biloxi Casino Flooding

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along the Mississippi Gulf Coast were damaged in the strong wind and floodwaters that accompanied Hurricane Zeta, as the fast-moving storm ripped through the state on Wednesday.

The parking garage at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in , Mississippi, seen here, was swamped with water in Hurricane Zeta’s wake on Wednesday. Severe this year has had an economic impact on Gulf Coast casinos. (Image: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

In Biloxi, the parking garages at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino and Hard Rock Hotel and Casino were flooded in a storm surge that swamped the area, according to NBC News. Videos posted on social media sites showed wind damage at both properties.

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This video from the Sun Herald’s YouTube channel contains footage of casino :

GOVERNOR REEVES AND MEMA LAUNCH COVID-19 EMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAM

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Mississippi Covid-19 Relief Program

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Governor Tate Reeves and the are launching the MEMA Emergency Relief Program. Through Mississippi Legislature’s House Bill 1799 and Senate Bill 3047, MEMA was allocated $70,000,000 of CARES Act money to assist counties and municipalities with their COVID-19 expenses.

Through FEMA’s COVID-19 Economic Disaster Declaration, counties and municipalities and specific nonprofits are eligible for public assistance. While FEMA reimburses 75% of those approved expenses, some entities struggle to meet the 25% match. Through the MEMA COVID-19 Emergency Relief Program, the burden is now lifted from the counties and municipalities to provide that match.

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