State registers 47th StormReady-designated community
by MBJ Staff
Published: May 22,2012
Tags: county government, disaster preparedness, disasters, federal agency, federal government, flooding, floods, hail, hurricanes, natural disasters, rain, severe werather, state agency, state government, storms, tornadoes, tropical weather, Weather, wind
HINDS COUNTY — Hinds County has received the state’s 47th StormReady designation.
Mississippi now has 24 counties, 16 communities, four state universities and three government sites designated as StormReady in Mississippi.
“One of the things that we can count on in our state is severe weather,” said Mississippi Emergency Management director Robert Latham. “I hope individuals, families and businesses will follow the example set by Hinds County and others and prepare now for the next round of severe weather.”
StormReady is a nationwide program of the National Weather Service that helps communities protect their citizens during severe weather and encourages communities to take a proactive approach to improving local hazardous weather operations.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- A BIG CHANGE: New mortgage rules seen bringing increase in pricey mobile home loans
- Analyst: KiOR Columbus plant may end up sold as scrap
- Warden who lives hundreds of miles from jail resigns
- Jail kitchen supervisor pleads guilty to stealing food
- (UPDATE) Gov. Bryant: $1.2 billion aluminum plant is a very exciting proposition for the state of Mississippi
- Nehi Bottling Company has been a Cleveland fixture for 85 years
- WILLOUGHBY: Bernie Reed cites hard work as key to success of Reed’s Metals
- DAVID DALLAS: Savor this Thanksgiving and be grateful
- Hunting-weapons legislation passes House