Posts Tagged ‘evacuation’

Families return home as officials clean up train derailment

PERRY COUNTY — Emergency officials have lifted the mandatory evacuation for areas north of U.S. Highway 98 due to a train derailment near New Augusta. Each family was escorted by local law enforcement officials and teams to monitor the air quality in each home to ensure no contamination was detected. “All responding agencies have done […] [...]

Homes evacuated as biofuels plant burns

NEW ALBBNY — Authorities say a fire is still burning at a north Mississippi biofuels plant and there has been a third explosion at the facility. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Brett Carr said today that authorities are trying to figure if they should extinguish the fire or let it burn out. No injuries have […] [...]

Construction to begin on new hurricane evacuation route

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon begin work on a comprehensive highway project involving construction of roadway along Highway 607 in Hancock County, creating an additional hurricane evacuation route for local residents. The project was awarded to TCB Construction Company of Poplarville for $15.2 million. Crews will build two new […] [...]

Coast residents evacuated as flood waters rise

JACKSON COUNTY — Emergence management director Earl Etheridge says several Moss Point streets were being evacuated because of floods from pounding thunderstorms. He tells The Mississippi Press his office helped Moss Point firefighters and police officers rescue people last night. Four to seven inches of rain fell yesterday afternoon, with another two to four inches […] [...]

Economist: State shouldn’t expect big boost from Isaac

JACKSON — State economist Darrin Webb says he does not expect Mississippi to see a surge in tax collections after Hurricane Isaac the way it did after Hurricane Katrina. “My thinking is that while in theory there may be some slight uptick in revenues as a result of Isaac, it will be inconsequential,” Webb told […] [...]

Officials pumping out water in effort to save crumbling dam

by Published: September 5,2012

Tags: dam, evacuation, flood, flooding, hurricane, lake, rain, tropical weather, water, Weather

LAMAR COUNTY — Officials are using pumps to drop water levels in an earthen dam at the southern end of the Lake Serene system in Lamar County near Hattiesburg that was damaged by the heavy rains of Hurricane Isaac. More than a foot of rain that fell in the area last week saturated the barrier […] [...]

Weakened dam prompts precautionary evacuation

LAMAR COUNTY — A portion of the Buccaneer Drive Dam that separates two lakes in Lamar County is sliding, which could cause flooding downstream, so emergency management officials have called for a precautionary evacuation. The sliding, initially reported Monday, is also causing cracks on the roadway. WDAM-TV reports there is no immediate danger and the […] [...]

MEMA gives update on Isaac’s impact on Coast

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Hurricane Isaac has slowed in the Gulf and continues to send torrential rains over already rain-soaked areas throughout Mississippi and Louisiana, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). Emergency operations continue for Mississippians affected by the storm with the following updates given at 7 a.m. this morning by MEMA: • […] [...]

Mandatory evacuations go out on Coast; President declares emergency

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Mandatory evacuation had been ordered by today in low-lying areas of all three Mississippi coastal counties, and waves were washing across beachside roads as Hurricane Isaac swirled offshore. All three coastal counties also set overnight curfews. And, President Obama has issued an emergency declaration for parts of Mississippi under the Isaac […] [...]

Governor urging Coast residents to flee; toll-free number available

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Gov. Phil Bryant is urging people in low-lying areas along the Gulf Coast to evacuate for Isaac, which is expected to bring heavy rain and high winds to the state, even if the center of the storm comes ashore in Louisiana. Bryant said during a briefing today in Gulfport that 1,500 […] [...]

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