The Pike County Emergency Management/ Civil Defense Agency is responsible for the preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery activities before, during, and after an emergency or disaster affects Pike County. Emergency Management coordinates the direction of county government operations in response to emergencies. The E.M.A. director acts under the policies determined by the Board of Supervisors and the state of Mississippi, and is subject to the Board's general supervision and control. The E.M.A. director will carry out the general policies of the Board in conformity with the guidelines established by the State Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agencies in accordance with the established procedures and state laws.
The E.M.A. director is responsible for the development and implementation of emergency operations plans, community preparedness activities, emergency communication, and coordination of emergency response agencies. The E.M.A. director is also responsible for submission and administration of state and federal grants for mitigation, preparedness, and response projects.
On or after May 24, 2018 the Pike County Board of Supervisors along with the City of McComb City, Town of Summit, Town of Magnolia, and Town of Osyka will hold meetings to adopt the MEMA District 7 Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan.