Posts Tagged ‘destruction’

County mulling disaster response team concept

GREENVILLE — Washington County wants to organize local disaster-response teams that will be trained to respond either in their neighborhood or workplace if a disaster strikes. Emergency management director David Burford tells the Delta Democrat Times the department is applying for grants to set up the Community Emergency Response Team units throughout the county. The […] [...]

With storms already brewing, Chaney urges insurance

JACKSON — Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says people should review insurance policies as part of storm preparations as hurricane season approaches. Chaney says in a news release that most insurance companies won’t accept new applications after a designated hurricane or named storm enters the Gulf of Mexico. He says such a storm could develop […] [...]

Schools’ athletic facilities still need repair from February tornado

HATTIESBURG — The lingering effects of the Feb. 10 tornado are still visible at the two local high school campuses that were hit the hardest. Hattiesburg High and Oak Grove continue to pick up the pieces, and according to officials from both schools, headway is being made every day. Willie Burton, director of maintenance at […] [...]

Coast restaurant damaged by early morning fire

by Associated Press Published: May 28,2013

Tags: accident, damage, destruction, eatery, emergency, fire, food, foodservice, hospitality, restaurant

GULFPORT — Authorities in Gulfport are investigating an early morning fire that damaged a restaurant. WLOX TV reports a fire was reported this morning at South China Chinese Restaurant on Courthouse Road at around 4 a.m. Gulfport Fire Department battalion chief Chris Henderson said the fire started in the kitchen where a pot was found […] [...]

Tornado relief drive at USM goes quiet in wake of Oklahoma disaster

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation reports its tornado relief and campus beautification campaigns were “entering a quiet phase” as the nation focuses its attention on tornado victims in Oklahoma. During this time the Foundation will refrain from publicly soliciting donors for the campaigns. The Foundation launched the tornado relief effort immediately following […] [...]

Deadline approaching for post-tornado loans from SBA

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds homeowners, renters, businesses and non-profit organizations of the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages due to the severe storms and tornadoes April 11-12. The deadline to apply for physical damage is June 17. Low-interest disaster loans are available in the following counties: Noxubee County […] [...]

MDA adds $40M to Katrina fund for omitted neighborhoods

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Development Authority has added $40 million to the post-Katrina Neighborhood Home Program to reach eligible residents initially left off the list. Under the program, contractors are repairing Katrina-damaged homes not covered by previous disaster assistance. Jon Mabry, chief operations officer of MDA’s recovery division, told The Sun Herald 1,200 […] [...]

USM gets $1M from unnamed donor for tornado restoration

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi has received a $1 million gift to help restore the Hattiesburg campus damaged by a Feb. 10 tornado. USM President Rodney Bennett says in a news release Monday that the check was received this past week. He said the donor did not want his name released. The tornado […] [...]

School damage total $7M; officials hope MEMA meets deductible

by Associated Press Published: May 12,2013

Tags: athletics, damage, destruction, public education, public school, school education, sports, tornad, Weather, wind

OAK GROVE — Lamar County School District officials said a Feb. 10 tornado caused $7 million in damage to Oak Grove High and its baseball and football facilities. The Hattiesburg-American reports the district has a $50,000 insurance deductible it hopes to have covered by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. District Construction Manager Johnny Downs said they’ve […] [...]

Hailstorm does estimated $22M worth of damage to state buildings

METRO JACKSON — The Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy in Pearl isn’t the most aesthetically appealing place to train officers these days, its director, Pat Cronin, concedes. The March 18 hailstorms that struck metro Jackson destroyed 87 law enforcement and civilian vehicles parked at the academy when the storms hit, punched holes in roofing […] [...]

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