Posts Tagged ‘Weather’

MEMA earns NWS’ StormReady designation

PEARL — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has become the first state emergency management agency in the nation to earn the StormReady designation from the National Weather Service. “This is a tremendous designation for the agency, knowing we have the plans and technology in place to protect our staff and the State Emergency Operations Center […] [...]

Nissan sets another sales record despite winter weather

CANTON — Nissan Group saw total U.S. sales for February 2014 of 115,360 units, an increase of 15.8 percent compared to last year. Highlights of Mississippi-built products are: • Sales of the Frontier pickup rose 112 percent to 5,791 units • Altima sales totaled 30,849 units in February, an increase of 11 percent • Sales […] [...]

Disaster loan deadline nears for victim’s of last year’s freeze

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that March 31 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Mississippi as a result of the freeze on March 25–29, 2013. The loans […] [...]

Delta Group: Farmers facing late planting due to weather

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — Faced with the possibility with a late planting season due to the harsh winter weather, farmers throughout the region are planning their strategy and preparing their equipment to make sure they are ready to go when the weather allows. “Farmers are looking at the winter we’re having and there’s definitely some concern […] [...]

RE/MAX: Winter storms chill U.S. home sales

by MBJ Staff Published: February 19,2014

Tags: home, house, RE/MAX National Housing Report, real estate, residence, residential, sales, Weather

DENVER — As the result of unusually strong winter storms, January home sales fell lower while prices continued a trend of double-digit increases, according to the RE/MAX National Housing Report. Winter storms that impacted many regions of the country caused numerous delays or cancellations of closings, bringing home sales 7.1 percent lower than one year […] [...]

FRANK BROWN — Bosses, can you weather the storm?

by Frank Brown Published: February 17,2014

Tags: Business, column, Frank Brown, Mississippi, Weather

As snow accumulated on the street in front of my house on a recent Tuesday morning, I thoughtfully evaluated the situation. According to local news outlets, Twitter and Facebook, the mayhem guy had taken over, causing a variety of traffic accidents along the path to my downtown office. I’ve made my share of dumb decisions […] [...]

MEMA: Glitch in new wireless alert service causes confusion, fright

PEARL — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency utilized the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) messaging tool for the first time during the winter storm that affected the state this week. The first messages were sent Tuesday night for counties in the Mississippi Delta that experienced iced roads and bridges where emergency-only travel was advised. The second […] [...]

NRF: Winter weather puts freeze on retail sales

WASHINGTON — Consumers leveled off post-holiday shopping and spending in the beginning of the year due in part to severe winter weather in much of the country, according to the National Retail Federation. January retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, were flat seasonally adjusted month-to-month yet increased 3.0 percent unadjusted year-over-year. “Following a […] [...]

Hood warns of price gouging in wake of more winter weather

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — With another winter storm impacting parts of Mississippi, Attorney General Jim Hood is reminding residents and business owners of the legalities concerning price gouging during a state of emergency. The law says that “the value received for all goods and services sold within the designated emergency impact area shall not exceed the […] [...]

Winter woes — January shapes up to be one of most frigid on record

by Wally Northway Published: February 7,2014

Tags: Business, cold, ice, Mississippi, snow, Weather, winter

Robert Latham admits that when the current Severe Weather Preparedness Week was being planned, he and his staff at the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) were concerned that the public would largely ignore it. But that is no longer an issue after last month when the state was rocked by numerous arctic blasts and two […] [...]

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