Saturday, December 24, 2016

MEMA Ready to Assist Santa

PEARL — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency wants residents to know it will be ready to assist Santa Claus as he moves throughout the state Christmas Eve. While rain is in the forecast for North Mississippi, MEMA Executive Director Lee Smithson would like to assure all the children in Mississippi that Santa and the reindeer will have smooth sailing.

“We are in close contact with the North Pole and understand the sleigh has the latest radar technology and of course Rudolph’s LED nose to lead the way,” said Smithson. “Our MEMA family would like to wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas.”

The State Emergency Operations Center in Pearl will be monitoring Santa’s travel through Mississippi and will provide assistance if necessary.

Important tips to remember for Christmas Eve:
Children MUST go to bed early.
Make sure rooftops are clear for Santa and the reindeer to land.
A glass of low-fat milk and plate of cookies should be placed near the Christmas tree.

MEMA has also posted a video of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” featuring its staff on YouTube: and Facebook:

For more information or contact MEMA External Affairs at 866-920-MEMA (6362), or visit us online at