Posts Tagged ‘tropical storm’

Ladners’ trial for Katrina kickbacks rescheduled for September

BAY ST. LOUIS — The trial for former Hancock County Road Manager Roger Ladner and his relatives in an alleged kickback scheme related to Hurricane Katrina cleanup contracts has been rescheduled. Roger Ladner, his wife Sharon Ladner, and his two brothers Billy Wayne Ladner and Donald Ray Ladner, all pleaded not guilty last month. Prosecutors […] [...]

USDA declares 12 counties disaster areas

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 12 counties in Mississippi as agricultural disaster areas for 2011. The USDA says its declaration is based on combined effects of severe storms, tornadoes, severe spring flooding, Tropical Storm Lee, widespread drought and excessive heat since Jan. 1. The declaration means farmers who lost money […] [...]

Rains from Lee beneficial to state’s farmers

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Tropical Storm Lee brought much-needed rains to Mississippi’s parched fields and pastures but minimal flood and wind damage. Late-season tropical storms can be costly, even devastating, when winds and pounding rains may whip plants and complicate harvests. When Lee swept through the state over Labor Day weekend, most of Mississippi’s crops either […] [...]

Entergy completes post-Lee restoration work

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Entergy crews spent yesterday wrapping up restoration work after a nearly four-day-long battle to repair damage done by Tropical Storm Lee. As of yesterday morning, Entergy crews had restored power to all of its customers whose homes and businesses can receive it. The peak number of customers out at one time across […] [...]

Tropical Storm Danny strengthens in the Atlantic

by Published: August 27,2009

Tags: Danny, hurricane, Hurricane Katrina, tropical storm

MIAMI — Tropical Storm Danny has strengthened a little in the Atlantic as it moves toward land while Ignacio has been downgraded to a tropical depression far out in the Pacific. Forecasters say people in the Carolinas and northward to New England should monitor Danny’s progress. Danny has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph (95 […] [...]

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