Posts Tagged ‘cleanup’

DeSoto County finds money in the trash

HERNANDO — DeSoto County has pulled some good numbers from the trash. Officials have reported 86.1 tons of rubbish collected from last week’s annual cleanup — a six-ton increase over the previous year — and a $190,000 refund to the county from disposal vendor Allied Waste Industries to correct a six-year billing error. “It shows […] [...]

Tornado debris cleanup almost complete in Hub City area

HATTIESBURG — Nearly three months after a Feb. 10 tornado hit the Hattiesburg and Lamar County, the debris cleanup operations are winding down. Lamar County road manager Jake Sones tells The Hattiesburg American debris cleanup operations will end this week. Since the tornado, Lamar County crews have collected 25,293 cubic yards of vegetative debris, along […] [...]

City gives owner of historic home more time for renovations

VICKSBURG — Beck House owner Robert Rosenthal has two more months to complete exterior renovations to the house and clean the property. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen granted the extension this week. The house is on the city’s list of dilapidated and overgrown lots. Rosenthal asked to have his building permit reinstated and wanted […] [...]

Cleanup of debris from Feb. 10 tornado almost complete

PINE BELT — Officials are nearing the end of the debris cleanup from the Feb. 10 tornado that struck northeastern Lamar County, Hattiesburg and Petal. The Hattiesburg American reports Petal wrapped up its debris cleanup efforts March 22. Mayor Hal Marx says the cleanup tab was approximately $100,000. In Hattiesburg, John Brown, assistant to the […] [...]

Grant awarded for storm cleanup; more counties eligible for aid

SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI  — The U.S. Department of Labor says it’s giving a $2-million grant to assist Mississippi with cleanup and recovery efforts from recent storms, tornadoes and flooding. The funds are being awarded to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security to create temporary jobs that support storm recovery efforts. In the aftermath of storms that […] [...]

Officials call special meeting to discuss tornado cleanup

by Associated Press Published: February 19,2013

Tags: city government, cleanup, damage, debris, disaster recovery, municipal, municipality, natural disaster, tornado, Weather, wind

HATTIESBURG — The Hattiesburg City Council held a special called meeting to discuss cleanup and response efforts in the wake of the Feb. 10 tornado. The Hattiesburg American reports Mayor Johnny DuPree estimated the amount of debris in the city is about 200,000 cubic yards. DuPree said the city would release a request for proposals […] [...]

Towboat company paying for post-accident bridge inspection

VICKSBURG — A towboat company that owns the barges that struck a Mississippi River bridge in Vicksburg will be billed $2,200 for the span’s post-accident inspection. A two-barge tow pushed by the towboat Natures Way Endeavor, based in Theodore, Ala., struck the bridge at about 1 a.m. Jan. 27, causing one of the barges to […] [...]

Cleanup from tornado hampered by rain, thunderstorms

by Associated Press Published: February 12,2013

Tags: cleanup, damage, debris, destruction, disaster recovery, disaster response, injury, natural disaster, severe weather, storm, tornado

HATTIESBURG — Rain and thunderstorms were likely to complicate work today to clean up the debris strewn across southern Mississippi by a tornado, which left residents marveling that no one died despite the severity of the destruction. Roofs were torn from homes and massive trees were tossed across houses. In one part of Hattiesburg, the […] [...]

Crews complete cleanup of oil that shut down river

VICKSBURG — The Coast Guard has completed cleanup of the oil spill near Vicksburg that closed the major shipping channel for days in both directions. After extensive shoreline assessments and cleanup actions, the Coast Guard says it and the Departments of Environmental Quality in Louisiana and Mississippi deemed the cleanup complete yesterday. A 16-mile stretch […] [...]

Broken pipeline leaks gallons of oil into creek

by Associated Press Published: February 6,2013

Tags: accident, break, cleanup, creek, crude oil, disaster, disaster recovery, ecosystem, energy, environment, gasoline, leak, Oil, petroleum, pipe, pipeline, wildlife

JASPER COUNTY — Authorities say about 40 gallons of oil leaked from a broken pipeline in Jasper County into a creek east of Bay Springs yesterday before being stopped. The pipeline, owned by Houston, Texas-based Plains All-American Pipeline LP, began leaking sometime before 3 p.m. yesterday, when it was discovered. It connects to one of […] [...]

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