Posts Tagged ‘thunderstorm’

Weather threat moves into state; Halloween could be spooky

by MBJ Staff Published: October 31,2013

Tags: flash flood, flood, flooding, forecast, National Weather Service, rain, severe weather, thunderstorm, Weather, wind

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The National Weather Service is predicting a rather spooky Halloween for a large part of the state, and trick-or-treaters are being warned to stay alert. The NWS has issued a flash flood watch that begins at 10 a.m. this morning and runs through the evening hours. The forecast calls for heavy rainfall […] [...]

Hailstorm does estimated $22M worth of damage to state buildings

METRO JACKSON — The Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy in Pearl isn’t the most aesthetically appealing place to train officers these days, its director, Pat Cronin, concedes. The March 18 hailstorms that struck metro Jackson destroyed 87 law enforcement and civilian vehicles parked at the academy when the storms hit, punched holes in roofing […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Capital City earns Weather Service’s StormReady designation

JACKSON — The Capital City is the newest Mississippi community to earn the National Weather Service’s StormReady designation. Mississippi now has 24 counties, 15 communities, four state universities and three government sites designated as StormReady. StormReady is a nationwide program of the National Weather Service that helps communities protect their citizens during severe weather and […] [...]

Storm-tossed Isle reopens after damage repairs

NATCHEZ — The Isle of Capri Casino in Natchez is back in business after being temporarily closed to repair damage from a weekend storm. Isle spokeswoman Jill Alexander says the damage was sustained last Friday night during a severe thunderstorm. The casino reopened Tuesday night. Alexander says the boat was hit with high wind, causing […] [...]

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