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The Jones County Emergency Operations Center, located in Laurel MS, serves the community in times of need, disaster, preparation and ongoing support. 

SBA DISASTER ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR SELECT COUNTIES DUE TO DECEMBER STORMS AND FLOODS PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant’s request for disaster assistance in response to the December 27-28, 2018 severe weather and floods was approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Residents, businesses and non-profit organizations affected by the weather event are eligible to apply for low interest loans for recovery. The declaration covers Clarke, Forrest, Jones, Perry, and Wayne Counties as the primary recipients and the adjacent counties of Covington, George, Greene, Jasper, Lamar, Lauderdale, Newton, Pearl River, Smith and Stone.  

Jones County Emergency Management Agency 

22 Mason Street  Laurel, MS 39440 

Opens: Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 11 a.m. 

Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Closed: Sundays

SBA Customer Service and MEMA representatives will be available at each Disaster Loan Outreach Center.
Applicants can apply at the Disaster Loan Outreach Center, online at, by calling 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf or hard-of-hearing) or by emailing Loan applications can also be downloaded from the SBA’s website at

Loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property. Loans to businesses of all sizes and non-profit organizations will be available to repair damage to real estate, machinery, equipment and inventory.
MEMA continues to work with officials in the impacted counties to assist residents affected by the storms and floods. For more information or questions, contact MEMA External Affairs or visit For details about SBA visit

Plans or preparations made to save lives and to help response and rescue operations.

Any activity that prevents an emergency, reduces the chance of an emergency happening, or reduces the damaging effects of unavoidable emergencies.


Actions taken to save lives and prevent further property damage in an emergency situation. Response is putting your preparedness plans into action.

Actions taken to return to a normal or an even safer situation following an emergency.


22 Mason Street
Laurel, MS 39440
8AM - 5PM, Mon-Fri


Phone: (601) 649-3535          
Fax: (601) 428-3635