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MEMA gives update on storm damage; thousands without power

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has issued an update on the damage and injuries caused by yesterday’s potent storm system. MEMA has received reports of damage from seven counties as a result of severe weather that moved through the state. No fatalities have been reported. The state has deployed a mobile […] [...]

Tornado leaves injuries, destruction in Hub City and surrounding areas

by Associated Press Published: February 11,2013

Tags: damage, disaster recovery, emegency, injury, natural disaster, power outage, public university, storm, tornado, Weather

HATTIESBURG — Residents shaken by a tornado that mangled homes in Mississippi were waking up today to a day of removing trees, patching roofs and giving thanks for their survival. More than a dozen in the state were injured. Daylight also offered emergency management officials the chance to get a better handle on the damage […] [...]

MEMA gives update on damage from storm system

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received reports of damage from 11 counties as a result of severe weather that moved through Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. “We were very fortunate that only one minor injury was reported,” said MEMA director Robert Latham. The counties reporting damages are: • Coahoma: Damage to […] [...]

MEMA releases update on Christmas Day storm damage

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — More than 25 people were injured and at least 70 homes were damaged in Mississippi by the severe storms that pushed across the South on Christmas Day, authorities said. Damages have been reported in 12 counties and officials continue to assess the situation, but there have been no reports of fatalities in […] [...]

Governor weighs in on tort reform; files documents

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant says scrapping Mississippi’s tort reform laws would hinder economic development and cost the state the jobs that it brings. He makes the argument in new court papers that ask a federal court to uphold the constitutionality of a $1 million cap on non-economic damages. The lawsuit, first filed in 2006, […] [...]

Settlement reached in federal lawsuit over mill explosion

by Associated Press Published: October 26,2012

Tags: complex, death, explode, explosion, facility, fatality, hurt, injury, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, mill, plant, workplace safety

REDWOOD — A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit brought by a man who was injured in a deadly explosion at an International Paper Co. mill in Mississippi in 2008. Jeb D. Slade settled his lawsuit after a hearing yesterday in U.S. District Court in Natchez. The terms of the deal were not […] [...]

Four tornadoes confirmed in storm system that belted state

by Associated Press Published: October 19,2012

Tags: damage, federal agency, hail, injury, natural disaster, rain, severe weather, storm, storm system, tornado, Weather, wind

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least four tornadoes were part of the storm system that raked northern and central Mississippi on Wednesday night and yesterday morning. The biggest of the four storms was a twister that traveled 16 miles from Scott into Newton counties east of Jackson. With a […] [...]

Ex-NFL players file federal lawsuit over concussions

JACKSON — A federal lawsuit filed in Mississippi on behalf of more than 50 former NFL players claims the league conspired to hide the dangers of concussions and brain trauma associated with professional football. The lawsuit was filed Aug. 28 in U.S. District Court in Jackson. Some of the players named in the lawsuit are […] [...]

Judge considers arguments in damage cap lawsuit

by Associated Press Published: August 30,2012

Tags: appeal, bench, cap, court, damage, injury, judge, judicial, judiciary, law, noneconomic, reform, tort

NEW ORLEANS — Each side in a Mississippi tort case has urged a federal appeals court to decide in its favor. The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled last week it does not have enough information to decide whether the state’s limit on noneconomic damages — as applied to a federal lawsuit — is constitutional. The 5th […] [...]

Fertilizer plant explosion leaves one dead, two injured

by Associated Press Published: June 19,2012

Tags: accident, death, explosion, facility, fatality, fertilizer, injury, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, plant, workplace safety

PASACAGOULA — A worker at the Mississippi Phosphates fertilizer facility in Pascagoula has been killed in an explosion. Two other workers were injured. Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus identified the victim of Friday’s incident as Jeremy Moore, 20, of Moss Point. The two injured workers were taken to Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula, but authorities […] [...]

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