Posts Tagged ‘tornado’

Another death reported from weekend storms

COAHOMA COUNTY — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says a second person has died because of recent storms. MEMA spokesman Greg Flynn says a Coahoma County man died Wednesday at a Memphis, Tenn., hospital. The man had been taken there after he was injured when strong winds destroyed his mobile home April 3. Flynn said […] [...]

Tornado-damaged museum to reopen after nearly a year of repairs

HATTIESBURG — Nearly one year after sustaining devastating damage in a tornado, the African American Military History Museum is reopening its doors to the public. The Hattiesburg American reports the museum will open Feb. 6 with a Black History Month kick-off program honoring living World War II-era veterans. General manager Latoya Norman said museum officials […] [...]

SBA disaster loans available for storm victims

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding business owners in Mississippi that working capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations affected by the severe storms and tornadoes on April 11-12, 2013. Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) up to […] [...]

Two killed as storms slam the Magnolia State

by Associated Press Published: December 22,2013

Tags: damage, death, fatality, National Weather Service, natural disaster, rain, storm weather, tornado, wind

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A storm system swept across the central and southern U.S. yesterday, bringing tornadoes and wind gusts that ripped roofs from barns and hurled trees into power lines, officials said. At least two people were killed. A man died after his mobile home overturned in northern Mississippi, said Coahoma County coroner Scotty Meredith. […] [...]

Alcorn becomes fifth university to be named StormReady

LORMAN — Alcorn State University is the fifth Mississippi university to receive the StormReady designation from the National Weather Service. “University campuses can be impacted by tornadoes, as was the case last February when the University of Southern Mississippi was hit,” said NWS Jackson meteorologist-in-charge Alan Gerard. “We are very pleased that the leadership at […] [...]

Tornado-torn town gets more recovery funding

by Associated Press Published: November 17,2013

Tags: check, disaster recovery, natural disaster, Phil Bryant, severe weather, tornado, town of Smithville

SMITHVILLE — The town of Smithville has received $1.3 million to help with its ongoing recovery from a 2011 tornado. Gov. Phil Bryant presented Monroe County with a check last Friday. The money will be used to help cover the cost of the town’s domed gym and safe room at the Smithville Attendance Center. The […] [...]

Deadline looms for disaster assistance from SBA

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding private non-profit organizations (PNPs) in Mississippi that Nov. 19 is the deadline to submit Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications. These loans are available from the SBA for damages caused by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began on Feb. 10, 2013. PNPs located in the […] [...]

Grocery store to open in tornado-torn town

SMITHVILLE — Ever since a tornado caused widespread destruction in Smithville in April 2011, residents have been waiting for a new grocery store will open. Town officials told WTVA that an agreement has been reached for the Postell Meat Market to open. The store will carry groceries, custom meats, and produce. Owner Donny Postell said […] [...]

Brittany Bell joins WAPT-16 weather team

by Ross Reily Published: September 13,2013

Tags: Business, communications, hurricane, JACKSON, media, Mississippi, technology, tornado, WAPT, Weather

16 WAPT has added meteorologist Brittany Bell as the station’s weekend evening weather expert. Bell, a Mississippi State University alumna who graduated in three years with a 4.0 GPA, joins 16 WAPT from sister station KHBS/KHOG in Ft. Smith/Rogers, Ark.   [...]

County in dispute with insurer over tornado-damaged voting machines

HATTIESBURG — The Forrest County Board of Supervisors is at odds with its insurer over replacing voting machines damaged in the Feb. 10 tornado. The roof of the county election commission building was severely damaged, exposing the electronic voting machines to rain in the days after the devastating storm. Board president David Hogan tells The […] [...]

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