Posts Tagged ‘tropical weather’

Governor adds 14 counties to Isaac disaster declaration

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Gov. Phil Bryant has added 14 additional Mississippi counties and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians to the federal disaster declaration issued Aug. 30. Thirty‐four counties were previously declared federal disaster areas due to impacts from Hurricane Isaac. Adams, Claiborne, Franklin, Jefferson, Kemper, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Scott, Simpson, Smith, Warren and […] [...]

AIR Worldwide: Isaac’s losses could reach $2B

BOSTON — Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates that insured losses from Hurricane Isaac to onshore properties in the U.S. will be between $700-$2 billion. AIR estimates include wind and storm surge damage to onshore residential, commercial and industrial properties and their contents, automobiles, and time element coverage (additional living expenses for residential properties and […] [...]

Officials continue to drain swollen lake; dam still holding

by Associated Press Published: August 31,2012

Tags: dam, flood, flooding, hurricane, lake, rain, severe weather, tropical storm, tropical weather, water, Weather

PIKE COUNTY — Gov. Phil Bryant and local emergency officials are meeting today to discuss the next step in dealing with a lake swollen with rain from the remnants of Isaac inside a southwest Mississippi park. The 2,300-foot-long earthen dam — a levee on which a two-lane roadway runs — has not been breached. Yesterday, […] [...]

Boats on Mississippi weathering Isaac, but low water remains concern

by Associated Press Published: August 30,2012

Tags: barge, boat, drought, dry, hurricane, rain, severe weather, ship, shipping, storm, towboat, tropical weather, water level, Weather

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The Coast Guard said vessels along the Mississippi River were weathering Tropical Storm Isaac today and there were no reports of loose barges. Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Tippets said the river remained closed to shipping. The Coast Guard and port officials were expected to begin inspecting conditions today as a first […] [...]

Farmers, ranchers prepare to deal with Isaac’s impact

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Farmers across southern and central Mississippi are preparing to deal with the consequences of high winds and lots of rain from Isaac. “We have a two-fold problem for farmers right now,” said Mississippi Farm Bureau president Randy Knight. “The livestock and dairy farmers are worried about losing electricity — having problems keeping […] [...]

MEMA gives update on Isaac’s impact on Coast

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Hurricane Isaac has slowed in the Gulf and continues to send torrential rains over already rain-soaked areas throughout Mississippi and Louisiana, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). Emergency operations continue for Mississippians affected by the storm with the following updates given at 7 a.m. this morning by MEMA: • […] [...]

Entergy shuts down nuke plant ahead of Isaac

KILLONA, La. — Entergy Corp. says it shut down one of its three nuclear power plants because of the approach of Hurricane Isaac, but two others remain in operation. The New Orleans-based power company says the Waterford 3 plant in Killona, La., will be powered-up after the storm passes. The plant is about 20 miles […] [...]

State’s utilities adding extra work crews ahead of Isaac

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi utility companies have extra crews on hand for possible widespread outages from Isaac. Entergy Mississippi spokeswoman Mara Hartmann tells the Clarion-Ledger the company has asked for 3,750 additional workers from outside the service territory to help restore service in Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana. Entergy has more than 435,000 customers in 45 […] [...]

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,” […] [...]

Governor urging Coast residents to flee; toll-free number available

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Gov. Phil Bryant is urging people in low-lying areas along the Gulf Coast to evacuate for Isaac, which is expected to bring heavy rain and high winds to the state, even if the center of the storm comes ashore in Louisiana. Bryant said during a briefing today in Gulfport that 1,500 […] [...]

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