Posts Tagged ‘ice’

MEMA: Glitch in new wireless alert service causes confusion, fright

PEARL — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency utilized the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) messaging tool for the first time during the winter storm that affected the state this week. The first messages were sent Tuesday night for counties in the Mississippi Delta that experienced iced roads and bridges where emergency-only travel was advised. The second […] [...]

NRF: Winter weather puts freeze on retail sales

WASHINGTON — Consumers leveled off post-holiday shopping and spending in the beginning of the year due in part to severe winter weather in much of the country, according to the National Retail Federation. January retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, were flat seasonally adjusted month-to-month yet increased 3.0 percent unadjusted year-over-year. “Following a […] [...]

Hood warns of price gouging in wake of more winter weather

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — With another winter storm impacting parts of Mississippi, Attorney General Jim Hood is reminding residents and business owners of the legalities concerning price gouging during a state of emergency. The law says that “the value received for all goods and services sold within the designated emergency impact area shall not exceed the […] [...]

Winter woes — January shapes up to be one of most frigid on record

by Wally Northway Published: February 7,2014

Tags: Business, cold, ice, Mississippi, snow, Weather, winter

Robert Latham admits that when the current Severe Weather Preparedness Week was being planned, he and his staff at the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) were concerned that the public would largely ignore it. But that is no longer an issue after last month when the state was rocked by numerous arctic blasts and two […] [...]

Entergy crews head to Arkansas to help restore power

by MBJ Staff Published: February 6,2014

Tags: electricity, energy, Entergy Arkansasd, Entergy Mississippi, ice, power, snow, storm, utility, Weather, winter

JACKSON — A revised forecast calling for additional icing in central and northern Arkansas has Entergy Arkansas calling for help. And Entergy Mississippi crews are answering that call. Some 63 restoration workers — 38 from Entergy Mississippi and 25 contract crews — plus support teams left central Mississippi and northern Mississippi around noon yesterday to […] [...]

Residents welcome above-freezing temperatures

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Residents of South Mississippi were ready for the big thaw today as temperatures were rapidly heading to the 50s and remaining ice was melting on bridges and roads. Emergency officials in Harrison, Jackson and Hancock counties say they’ll be out early today seeing how the ice in melting on key bridges from […] [...]

Winter weather impacts Coast hospital operations

GULFPORT — Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, including the Emergency Department, remain open; however, only inpatient and emergency surgeries will be performed today due to inclement weather and hazardous road conditions. All elective procedures are canceled for today. Smoking cessation classes are also canceled, and the Memorial Immunization Van will not be operational until road conditions improve. […] [...]

Entergy assess cost of Christmas Day ice storm

by MBJ Staff Published: January 28,2013

Tags: COST, disaster, disaster recovery, electricity, ice, poll, power, power line, power outage, snow, storm, utility, Weather

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Entergy Arkansas has compiled preliminary damage estimates following the Christmas Day ice storm that gripped Central Arkansas and left more than 194,000 customers without power and caused extensive damage due to ice, snow and high wind. Total restoration costs for the repair and/or replacement of Entergy Arkansas’ electrical facilities in areas […] [...]

Bryant declares state of emergency as winter storm ices state

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Gov. Phil Bryant has declared a state of emergency in several counties hit hard by wintry ice storm. Bryant’s office said late last night that at least 45 counties had reported being affected by the storms. “We are taking the threat of severe weather seriously, and we are looking to ensure that […] [...]

Brothers have no plans to reopen historic plant

by Associated Press Published: October 15,2012

Tags: commerical, culture, damage, facility, fire, fish, food, Heritage, historic, history, ice, industrial, plant, processing, processor, property, real estate, seafood, shrimp

PASCAGOULA — The brothers who own the Pascagoula Ice and Freezer Co. say they have no plans to reopen the site, which burned in February. The Sun Herald reports the business is owned by three brothers, Andre, Warren and David Gautier. Andre Gautier moved the shrimp-processing segment to Mobile, Ala. Warren Gautier retired, and David […] [...]

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