Emergency Management/Homeland Security

wilkinson countyThomas C. Tolliver, Jr.
Director

Mattie L. Powell
Assistant Director

Contact Information
525 Main Street
PO Box 516
Woodville, MS 39669
Phone: 601.888.4381
Cell: 601-870-1809
Fax: 601.888.6776
Emaiil: emergencymgnt@wilkinson.co.ms.gov

Emergency Managment

The County Emergency Management is a multi-functional agency whose primary duty is to prepare, respond and recover from several types of natural, man-made and technological disasters that may occur in Wilkinson County. These disasters include severe weather emergencies such as large thunderstorms, tornadoes, floods, large fires and hazardous materials incidents.

Wilkinson County is required/responsible to prepare for in the event of a natural, technological or man-made emergency or disaster that threatens life, property or the environment of the citizens of this county. The Mississippi Emergency Management Law of 1995 as codified at Title 33, Chapter 15 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated, confers emergency powers on the Governor, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, and the executive heads of governing bodies of municipalities and counties of this state to meet that responsibility.

Homeland Security

What is Homeland Security? Homeland Security is a concerted State and National effort to prevent terrorist attacks within the State, reduce our vulnerability to terrorism and or any disaster that may occur, minimize the damage, and recover from events that do occur.

Mississippi has a multi-hazard approach to emergency planning, including terrorism. This means that the state has plans in place to cover all types of disasters. In fact, the State published an Annex to the Comprehensive Plan addressing terrorism preparedness and response in 1999. Since September 11, 2001, the focus has been updating the state's emergency response plan in areas specifically relating to terrorism.

If you have an emergency or would like to report suspicious activity, please dial 911.

Visit the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) website.