Posts Tagged ‘state of emergency’

Bryant declares emergency in two school districts

CLAIBORNE COUNTY and LEFLORE COUNTY — Gov. Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency yesterday in the Claiborne County and Leflore County school districts, clearing the way for the state Department of Education to take them over. The State Board of Education last Friday sought the declaration so it could remove superintendents and school boards […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Ice storm warning extended through tomorrow morning

by Associated Press Published: January 15,2013

Tags: adbvisory, freezing rain, ice storm, natural disaster, sleet, state of emergency, transportation, travel, Weather, winter

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — An ice storm warning is effect until tomorrow morning for parts of northern Mississippi. That area includes the cities of Clarksdale, Corinth, Oxford and Tunica. Other parts of the Mississippi Delta were under an ice storm warning until today at 6 p.m., but forecasters say it’s possible it could be extended. Daniel […] [...]

Bryant declares state of emergency as winter storm ices state

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Gov. Phil Bryant has declared a state of emergency in several counties hit hard by wintry ice storm. Bryant’s office said late last night that at least 45 counties had reported being affected by the storms. “We are taking the threat of severe weather seriously, and we are looking to ensure that […] [...]

Hood: State of emergency does not prompt price-gauging law

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood has released a statement informing Mississippians included in the designated emergency impact area created by Issac that the current state of emergency does not allow his office to enforce the price gouging statute. “A state of emergency alone does not establish our ability to enforce the price gouging statute,” […] [...]

Barbour declares state of emergency

by Wally Northway Published: February 11,2010

Tags: Gov. Haley Barbour, state of emergency, Weather

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Gov. Haley Barbour declared a state of emergency Thursday in preparation for winter weather that could blanket parts of Mississippi with snowfall accumulations not seen during February in more than a century. Forecasters said several inches of snow could accumulate in central Mississippi by Friday afternoon with as much as 9 inches […] [...]

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