Posts Tagged ‘severe weather’

Hailstorm claims exceed $209M; Chaney expects more

METRO JACKSON — The latest report from Mississippi’s major insurance carriers on the March hailstorm to the Mississippi Insurance Department (MID) shows that both claim and payment numbers continue to rise. As of the April 15 reporting period over 56,000 homeowner and automobile damage claims have been filed and claims payments are at $209.4 million, […] [...]

Counties approved for assistance following tornadoes

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration approves disaster assistance to residents and businesses in several Mississippi counties affected by the severe weather and tornadoes, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. The declaration covers Noxubee County and the adjacent counties of Kemper, Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Winston. Applicants will be able to apply in […] [...]

Storm spawns perhaps two twisters, no injuries/damge reported yet

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — A National Weather Service spokesman says storm chasers caught video of a tornado touching down yesterday in rural Sharkey County in the Mississippi Delta. The tornado was spotted near Nitta Yuma at 5:22 p.m. CDT. There were no immediate reports of injuries or property damage. The spokesman says there also were reports […] [...]

(UPDATE) Storm system leaves one dead; assessments continuing

by Published: April 11,2013

Tags: Kemper County, severe weather, tornado, twister

SHUQUALAK — Damage assessments were continuing this morning after a deadly tornado and other severe weather pounded Mississippi and other states. In Kemper County, where one person died and five were injured, Emergency Management Agency director Ben Dudley said officials hope to have a better understanding of the amount of damage later today. » Links […] [...]

Naval air base becomes one of first to be named StormReady

MERIDIAN — The Naval Air Station in Meridian is the fourth government or military site to earn the National Weather Service’s StormReady designation in Mississippi, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. Mississippi has 26 counties, 15 communities, four state universities and four government/military sites designated as StormReady in Mississippi. StormReady is a nationwide program […] [...]

Deadline approaching for drought-related aid from SBA

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that April 29 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Benton, Calhoun, Lafayette, Marshall, Panola, Pontotoc, Tate, Tippah, Union and Yalobusha counties […] [...]

University’s Coast campus almost back to pre-Katrina condition

LONG BEACH — With four of five building projects completed, the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus is nearing its full return from damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. The first buildings to be completed were the Science Building and Nursing Building, both located on the northwest corner of campus. The Science […] [...]

Supervisors approve site plan for ‘hurricane super shelter’

NATCHEZ — The Adams County hurricane super shelter is on its final step of approval. The Natchez Democrat reports the Natchez Planning Commission has approved the site plan for the $3.25-million FEMA 361 shelter that will be located near the Steckler Multi-purpose Building at Natchez High School. The plans will now be sent for approval […] [...]

Insurers setting up in Fairgrounds to meet post-storm demand

JACKSON — Due to the large volume of auto claims being filed following last Monday’s hailstorm, the Mississippi Insurance Department has arranged for insurance companies to use the Mississippi State Fairgrounds as additional damage inspection stations. These sites will be in addition to the multiple locations companies have set up across the area to inspect […] [...]

Eighteen counties, state agencies see damage from storm

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and other state agencies continue to assess damages from severe weather that moved through the state Monday, bringing damaging winds and large hail. Seven state agencies, including MEMA, have reported damage. They are: • MEMA: Damage to 34 fleet vehicles, satellite radio communication systems, additional response equipment […] [...]

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