Posts Tagged ‘NOAA’

Lawmakers believe disaster assistance will help oyster, crab industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) say they are optimistic that $10.9 million in disaster assistance awarded to Mississippi will help the state’s commercial oyster and blue crab industries recover from setbacks caused by flooding in 2011. Cochran, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Wicker, a […] [...]

Wicker wants Obama to strengthen anti-seafood fraud efforts

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) have asked President Barack Obama to direct federal agencies to better coordinate their efforts to fight seafood fraud that they say threatens the livelihoods of American fishermen and harms consumers. According to the senators, seafood fraud is a serious problem in the United […] [...]

Drought grips farmland in much of South, Midwest

by Associated Press Published: September 12,2013

Tags: agriculture, corn, drought, farm, farmer, farming, farmlad, harvest, heat, NOAA, row crop, soybeans, USDA, Weather

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The combination of heat and scarce amounts of rain intensified the drought in several agriculturally significant states, contributing to declining crop conditions in parts of the Midwest and South. However, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a separate report today the expected record corn harvest and third-largest soybean crop are on […] [...]

Hurricane Isaac leaves damage, memories of Katrina in its wake

by MBJ Staff Published: December 28,2012

Tags: Hurricane Issac, hurricanes, Katrina, MEMA, NOAA

Hurricane Isaac leaves damage, memories of Katrina in its wake On Aug. 28, almost seven years to the day Hurricane Katrina struck the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Hurricane Isaac blasted the same area. Though only a Category 2 storm, Isaac’s arrival at high tide, its direction and slow movement caused widespread damage and destruction across South […] [...]

NOAA’s spring flood forecast is welcome news for everyone

It was this time last year that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued its spring flood forecast for the Mississippi River Basin that used words like “historic” and “catastrophic.” It proved to be a prophecy, as a 100-year flood deluged areas near the Mississippi River and its backwater tributaries. Mississippi was among the hardest […] [...]

Read April 2 issue of the MBJ online

by MBJ Staff Published: March 29,2012

Tags: China, Dollars & Sense Creative Consulting, Highway 9, Jeff Good, Mangia Bené Catering, NOAA

In this week’s MBJ — “Total 180” NOAA spring flood forecast welcome news for everyone. By Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >>LEGISLATURE: “A tale of two Highway 9′s”: — by Clay Chandler >> ANALYSIS Reshoring, Part 2: Manufacturing pendulum could be swinging in state’s direction— by Ted Carter >> LABOR: Is China getting too pricey […] [...]

Fishing ban expanded; one-third of Gulf closed

by Associated Press Published: July 5,2010

Tags: BP, gulf of mexico, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, Vermilion Bay

NEW ORLEANS — A ban on fishing in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico has been estended to an area south of Vermilion Bay, La., roughly the western edge of oil spreading from the broken BP well. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the closing brings to more than 81,000 square miles of […] [...]

NOAA using GPS technology to gauge hurricanes

by Associated Press Published: March 16,2010

Tags: GPS, hurricanes, natural disasters, NOAA, Weather

BATON ROUGE, La. — How much storm surge will a hurricane drive ashore? How much rain will a hurricane that lands on the Gulf Coast bring to places as far inland as Kentucky or the Northeast? When will a monster hurricane suddenly dissipate from a record-maker to a dud? The answers to many of these […] [...]

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