Posts Tagged ‘storms’

State registers 47th StormReady-designated community

HINDS COUNTY — Hinds County has received the state’s 47th StormReady designation. Mississippi now has 24 counties, 16 communities, four state universities and three government sites designated as StormReady in Mississippi. “One of the things that we can count on in our state is severe weather,” said Mississippi Emergency Management director Robert Latham. “I hope […] [...]

Another county earns NWS’ StormReady designation

CLAIBORNE COUNTY — Claiborne County has received Mississippi’s 46th StormReady designation. Mississippi has 23 counties, 16 communities, four state universities and three government sites designated as StormReady in Mississippi. StormReady is a nationwide program of the National Weather Service that helps communities protect their citizens during severe weather and encourages communities to take a proactive […] [...]

EEI again honors Entergy for response to natural disasters

NEW ORLEANS — The Edison Electric Institute has honored Entergy Corporation with the association’s Emergency Recovery Award and Emergency Assistance Award for its power restoration efforts to its own customers throughout 2011 and to other utility company customers following Hurricane Irene. This is the 14th consecutive year for Entergy to receive an EEI national storm […] [...]

Severe storms cause widespread damage, one fatality

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Emergency management officials in Holmes County say severe weather may be to blame for one death in Lexington after a tree fell on a home late yesterday afternoon. According to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, five counties so far have reported damage from severe weather that moved across Mississippi yesterday. Damage reports […] [...]

MDOT: Stay off U.S. 90 due to blowing sand, treacherous driving conditions

by Associated Press Published: March 21,2012

Tags: beaches, sand, severe weather, storms, transportation, travel, Weather, wind

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Transportation is asking motorists to stay off U.S. 90 while crews are out removing sand that has accumulated on the coastal highway. MDOT says crews are removing sand between the Bay St. Louis Bridge and the Biloxi Bay Bridge today. The work began yesterday after heavy winds […] [...]

MEMA gives latest details on storm damage in north Mississippi

by MBJ Staff Published: March 12,2012

Tags: damage, disaster, disaster recovery, hail, natural disaster, rain, storms, tornadoes, wind

TALLAHATCHIE COUNTY and YALOBUSHA COUNTY — Severe storms that moved through the state last Thursday night are blamed for widespread damages to several homes in North Mississippi. Initial damage reports sent the State Emergency Operations Center in Pearl show nearly two-dozen homes in Tallahatchie and Yalobusha counties were either destroyed or sustained major damage. Damage […] [...]

Popular pier destroyed by Katrina awaits final inspection

OCEAN SPRINGS — Jackson County supervisors plan to open the Ocean Springs Fishing Pier this week, as soon as the final inspection is complete. The popular pier, destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, was originally a piece of the old U.S. 90 bridge over Back Bay. Rebuilt with $2 million from FEMA, it has four covered pavilions, […] [...]

Deadline nearing for SBA disaster recovery loans

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds private non-profit organizations (PNPs) in Mississippi that Jan. 30 is the deadline to submit Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications. The loans are available from the SBA because of the severe storms, tornadoes, high winds and flooding that occurred on April 15–28, 2011. Eligible non-critical PNPs located […] [...]

City, county earn StormReady designation

MENDENHALL and SMITH COUNTY — The city of Mendenhall as well as Smith County have earned the latest StormReady designation by the National Weather Service. Mississippi now has 41 StormReady designations that cover 16 cities or towns, 20 counties, three state universities and one government site. StormReady is a nationwide program of the National Weather […] [...]

Authorities negotiating with man charged with Katrina fraud

by Associated Press Published: December 13,2011

Tags: courts, debris, disaster, disaster recovery, fraud, hurricanes, natural disaster, severe weather, storms, tropical weather, Weather

WAYNE COUNTY — Court records indicate that federal authorities are negotiating a plea with a man charged with Hurricane Katrina fraud related to debris removal in Wayne County. Judd Johnston was an inspector charged with signing off on loads of debris removed from county property. The November indictment in the case says Johnston was paid […] [...]

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