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August 29th, 2005. Standing water floods the streets of Mississippi, measuring just under street signs.
Monday, August 29, 2005
Hurricane Katrina sent a 27-foot storm surge into beachfront towns across Mississippi, washing saltwater inland as far as 12 miles. Boats, cars, and casino barges were found atop buildings. All 82 Mississippi counties were declared disaster areas. Though overshadowed by the magnitude of the disaster in New Orleans, Katrina left 238 Mississippians dead and 67 missing.

State Information

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency
P.O. Box 5644
Pearl, MS 39288
(601) 933-MEMA (6362)
www.msema.org

Mississippi Office of Homeland Security
PO Box 958
Jackson, MS 39205
(601) 346-1509
Mississippi Office of Homeland Security

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Mississippi Office of Homeland Security
PO Box 958
Jackson, MS 39205
(601) 346-1509
Mississippi Office of Homeland Security