600 Convent Street
Pascagoula, MS 39567
Main: (228) 769-3111
Emergency: (228) 769-3063
River Stages: (228) 769-6508
(Updated Daily Mon-Fri)
Fax: (228) 769-3108
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Jackson County Emergency Notification
Civil Defense/Emergency Management acts as a coordinating agency during times of emergency or disaster. It takes the combined efforts of all county departments and volunteer organizations to effectively manage these events
Our mission involves the areas of:
TECHNICAL OR MAN-MADE HAZARDS are those which involve things like chemicals, toxins, corrosives and explosives. Things created by mankind to make our daily lives more convenient. After all, polyester doesn't grow on trees. These hazardous materials in their raw form can be dangerous to the public if you become exposed to them. This exposure can occur at a fixed facility or on a transportation route. A fixed facility is a plant site where chemicals are stored and used. A transportation route incident can involve carriers on water, rail, highway, air and pipelines.
NATURAL HAZARDS are those occurring in nature, and there is nothing that can be done to prevent them. These include severe thunderstorms, winter storms, flooding, tornadoes, tropical storms and hurricanes, earthquakes, tidal waves and volcanoes.