Posts Tagged ‘floods’

One death reported from last night’s severe storms; damage widespread

by Associated Press Published: June 12,2012

Tags: death, disaster, fatality, flooding, floods, lightning, natural disaster, rain, severe weather, Weather, wind

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Severe storms that moved through Mississippi left one person dead in Vicksburg, downed trees and power outages. The National Weather Service says winds were reported up to 70 miles per hour in some areas last night. The storm system continued to dump heavy rain on portions of central and south Mississippi today. […] [...]

Senate approves 60-day extension of federal flood insurance program

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) issued the following statement following Senate approval of a 60-day extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in conjunction with an agreement to begin debate on a long-term reauthorization measure in June: “I am pleased an agreement has been reached that will allow a short extension of the […] [...]

State registers 47th StormReady-designated community

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 […] [...]

Another county earns NWS’ StormReady designation

CLAIBORNE COUNTY — Claiborne County has received Mississippi’s 46th StormReady designation. Mississippi has 23 counties, 16 communities, four state universities and three government sites designated as StormReady in Mississippi. 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 […] [...]

Lower river allows Lexaria to begin early work on oil wells

by MBJ Staff Published: May 13,2012

Tags: energy, exploration, flooding, floods, fuel, gas, Oil, oil wells, petroleum, river, Weather

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — Lexaria Corp reports it has a rig is on-site at the Belmont Lake Oilfield near Clarksdale to perform workovers on the 12-1 and 12-3 wells. The Mississippi River has fallen below flood-stage earlier this spring than it has during the last several years, and as a result field access has already been […] [...]

Senate approves bill allowing enforcement of flood codes at hunting, fishing camps

JACKSON — The state Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill to allow local governments to enforce federal floodplains codes at hunting and fishing camps and remain in the National Flood Insurance Program. The bill now goes to the governor. Lawmakers tell the Mississippi Press they expect the governor to sign the bill […] [...]

Severe storms cause widespread damage, one fatality

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Emergency management officials in Holmes County say severe weather may be to blame for one death in Lexington after a tree fell on a home late yesterday afternoon. According to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, five counties so far have reported damage from severe weather that moved across Mississippi yesterday. Damage reports […] [...]

House passes insurance-discount legislation

JACKSON — The Mississippi House passed a bill yesterday to require insurance companies to offer discounts on costly hurricane coverage in five southern counties, including three on the Coast. Discounts are required by July 2013. They would go to single-family homes and some manufactured homes for meeting strong-house standards in the current building code, those […] [...]

Study assesses needs of town destoryed by tornado in 2010

SMITHVILLE — Based on preliminary reports from a community needs assessment in Smithville, local residents want a grocery store followed by a drug store and an auto parts store. That’s the challenge for the Monroe County town as it approaches the one-year anniversary for an April 2010 tornado that devastated it. WTVA-TV reports most business […] [...]

W.C. Fore Trucking lands $19.1M port elevation project

GULFPORT — A $19.1 million contract has been awarded by the Port of Gulfport to elevate the first 43 acres of the West Pier to 25 feet. The Sun Herald reports W.C. Fore Trucking Inc. of Biloxi will be hauling roughly 200 loads of dirt a day to the Port of Gulfport. Officials say it […] [...]

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