Posts Tagged ‘severe weather’

Commissioner expects tens of thousands of post-storm claims

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The hail storm that hit Mississippi could result in 35,000 to 50,000 insurance claims for automobile and property damage, Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says. Chaney said the numbers are based on information provided by insurers, but he declined to speculate on a dollar figure because the claims could range from a […] [...]

More than a dozen counties see damage from storm system

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received reports of damage from 14 counties as a result of severe weather that moved through the state yesterday, causing extensive damage in the Metro Jackson area from hail. The counties reporting damages are: • Calhoun: Trees and power lines down • Chickasaw: Trees and power […] [...]

Metro area assessing damage from major hailstorm

JACKSON — A severe storm with large hail pounded the Mississippi capital and its suburbs yesterday, busting windows in cars, homes and businesses and temporarily leaving a blanket of ice on some parking lots and sidewalks. Clinton Fire Department Deputy Chief Tim Shanks said firefighters responded yesterday afternoon to calls of two people hit in […] [...]

Deadline approaching for SBA disaster recovery assistance

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — 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 8 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Mississippi as a result of the drought that began on July 31, […] [...]

SBA assistance deadline nears for drought victims

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 1 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans as a result of the drought that began on Aug. 1, 2012. The SBA’s […] [...]

Grant awarded for storm cleanup; more counties eligible for aid

SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI  — The U.S. Department of Labor says it’s giving a $2-million grant to assist Mississippi with cleanup and recovery efforts from recent storms, tornadoes and flooding. The funds are being awarded to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security to create temporary jobs that support storm recovery efforts. In the aftermath of storms that […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Cleanup from tornado hampered by rain, thunderstorms

by Associated Press Published: February 12,2013

Tags: cleanup, damage, debris, destruction, disaster recovery, disaster response, injury, natural disaster, severe weather, storm, tornado

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 […] [...]

Smithville bypass unlikely any time soon

by Ted Carter Published: February 1,2013

Tags: Gregg Kennedy, severe weather, Smithville, tornado

Smithville need not fret over the prospect that a Mississippi Highway 25 bypass will leave the town’s Central Business District to decay and die. At least not for a couple more decades, says Bill Jamison, Northern District engineer for the Mississippi Department of Transportation. Federal and state money is unlikely to be available for realigning […] [...]

Smithville transitions from devastation to setting vision for future

by Ted Carter Published: February 1,2013

Tags: Gregg Kennedy, severe weather, Smithville, tornadoes

On April 27, 2011, the people of Northeast Mississippi’s tiny farming town of Smithville could hardly see a future beyond the next 24 hours. Today, the survivors of one of the deadliest tornadoes to strike Mississippi are looking nearly 20 years ahead at the Smithville of 2030. The one-time trading post has been framing a […] [...]

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