Posts Tagged ‘destruction’

USM fixing ‘front porch’ after tornado; plants huge oak trees

HATTIESBURG — Three months after an F-4 tornado tore through the front part of campus, the University of Southern Mississippi has taken a huge step in restoring the damaged landscape. Yesterday, five mature oak trees were planted to kickoff the first phase of a Campus Beautification Plan. The live oaks, measuring 40-feet high by 40-feet […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Sign-up for aid for Isaac victims ends this month

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding businesses in Mississippi that working capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations affected by Hurricane Isaac. The deadline is May 30. Economic Injury Disaster Loans up to $2 million are available […] [...]

NWS confirms twister that damaged homes, property

by Associated Press Published: April 29,2013

Tags: damage, destruction, federal agency, severe weather, tornado, Weather

PANOLA COUNTY — The National Weather Service confirms that wind damage near Pope last Saturday night came from a brief tornado. The twister touched down for about two minutes near the Panola County town starting about 9:55 p.m. and had peak winds estimated at 112 miles per hour. The weather service says the tornado stayed […] [...]

SBA offering disaster loans to tornado victims

NOXUBEE COUNTY — The Small Business Administration is offering disaster loans to residents and business owners in Noxubee County affected by a tornado that severely damaged parts of Shuqualak on April 12. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has reported 49 homes and 12 businesses were either destroyed or damaged as a result of the storm. […] [...]

Hailstorm claims exceed $209M; Chaney expects more

METRO JACKSON — The latest report from Mississippi’s major insurance carriers on the March hailstorm to the Mississippi Insurance Department (MID) shows that both claim and payment numbers continue to rise. As of the April 15 reporting period over 56,000 homeowner and automobile damage claims have been filed and claims payments are at $209.4 million, […] [...]

Eight years after Katrina’s destruction, Coast park reopens

by Associated Press Published: April 25,2013

Tags: beach, camp, camper, camping, damage, destroyed, destruction, fish, fishing, hurricane, outdoors, park, recreation, state park, storm surge, Weather

WAVELAND — Buccaneer Bay Water Park will open in the summer for the first time since Hurricane Katrina destroyed it in 2005. That’s according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Buccaneer State Park’s structures, water parks and support facilities were destroyed during Katrina, and the park has reopened in phases over the […] [...]

Some businesses just now reopening following EF-4 tornado

by Associated Press Published: April 17,2013

Tags: Business, damage, destruction, disaster, disaster recovery, natural disaster, store, tornado, Weather, wind

HATTIESBURG — In keeping with the traditional Mississippi never-say-die attitude, many Hattiesburg area business owners affected by the Feb. 10 tornado are getting back on their feet — and back in business. Employees at Carlstedt’s Florist had to work out of refrigerated trucks after the EF4 tornado tore off the back of the building. The […] [...]

University develops plan to restore tornado-torn landscape

by MBJ Staff Published: April 16,2013

Tags: damage, destruction, education, higher education, landscape, public university, tornado, tree, university, Weather

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi has unveiled a comprehensive landscaping plan to restore the southern edge of the university’s Hattiesburg campus that was heavily damaged by an EF-4 tornado Feb. 10. The USM Foundation has also announced a campus beautification campaign to generate private funds to help address the cost of the plan. […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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