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Another county eligible for post-tornado assistance

JEFFERSON DAVIS COUNTY — Residents and businesses in Jefferson Davis County affected by the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes of Feb. 10 are now eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has been working hard with our local, state, federal and nonprofit partners to […] [...]

City approves post-tornado emergency measures; assistance widens

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Hattiesburg City Council has approved measures further related to the aftermath of the Feb. 10 tornado. The Hattiesburg American reports the council last night approved the state of emergency declaration, signed on Feb. 10, and approved agreements with Pine Belt Solid Waste Authority and Waste Management to dispose of storm debris in […] [...]

Cleanup from tornado hampered by rain, thunderstorms

HATTIESBURG — Rain and thunderstorms were likely to complicate work today to clean up the debris strewn across southern Mississippi by a tornado, which left residents marveling that no one died despite the severity of the destruction. Roofs were torn from homes and massive trees were tossed across houses. In one part of Hattiesburg, the […] [...]

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

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

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

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 […] [...]

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