Posts Tagged ‘Weather’

Entergy crews head to Arkansas to help restore power

by MBJ Staff Published: February 6,2014

Tags: electricity, energy, Entergy Arkansasd, Entergy Mississippi, ice, power, snow, storm, utility, Weather, winter

JACKSON — A revised forecast calling for additional icing in central and northern Arkansas has Entergy Arkansas calling for help. And Entergy Mississippi crews are answering that call. Some 63 restoration workers — 38 from Entergy Mississippi and 25 contract crews — plus support teams left central Mississippi and northern Mississippi around noon yesterday to […] [...]

Nissan exec high on January sales despite weather

by MBJ Staff Published: February 3,2014

Tags: Altima, automobile, Automotive, car, Frontier, Nissan Group, pickup, retail, sales, Sentra, SUV, Weather, Xterra

CANTON — Nissan Group has released January U.S. sales number. Mississippi-built product highlights include: • Sales of the Nissan Frontier pickup rose 87.9 percent to 4,931 units • Nissan Altima sales totaled 22,515 units in January, an increase of 4.9 percent • Sales of Nissan Xterra rose 52.3 percent in January to 1,518 units • […] [...]

Residents welcome above-freezing temperatures

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Residents of South Mississippi were ready for the big thaw today as temperatures were rapidly heading to the 50s and remaining ice was melting on bridges and roads. Emergency officials in Harrison, Jackson and Hancock counties say they’ll be out early today seeing how the ice in melting on key bridges from […] [...]

House bill would require more information from insurers

JACKSON — Lawmakers could require insurers to disclose how much they collect in premiums and how much they pay in claims in each ZIP code. House Bill 753 could spark more debate over how much coastal homeowners are charged to cover against hurricanes, as well as make it clearer what areas private wind insurers are […] [...]

Winter weather impacts Coast hospital operations

GULFPORT — Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, including the Emergency Department, remain open; however, only inpatient and emergency surgeries will be performed today due to inclement weather and hazardous road conditions. All elective procedures are canceled for today. Smoking cessation classes are also canceled, and the Memorial Immunization Van will not be operational until road conditions improve. […] [...]

TVA, emergency officials braced for another arctic blast

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority is once again preparing for colder-than-normal temperatures that will create greater demands on its electric system. TVA reports its power system “remains secure and stable at this time, and steps are being taken to keep it that way.” On Monday, TVA issued an internal “Conservative Operation Alert,” which […] [...]

SBA disaster loans available due to 2013 drought

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration’s federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Mississippi as a result of drought between Aug. 27 and Oct. 21, 2013. The disaster declaration includes Attala, Bolivar, […] [...]

Recent cold snap good news and bad news for farmers

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Record low temperatures the first week of January plunged the state into a deep freeze, but the cold came too early to cause significant plant damage or have much effect on insect pests in 2014.   Horticulture… Lelia Kelly, horticulturist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said most plants were firmly […] [...]

Hospital lands grant to make tower hurricane resistant

PASCAGOULA — A $17 million grant will let Singing River Health System renovate the south tower of Singing River Hospital, fortifying it against hurricanes. Chief operating officer Kevin Holland tells The Mississippi Press that improvements paid for by the Federal Emergency Management Agency will include windows able to withstand 150-mph winds. He says existing windows […] [...]

MSU dorms flooded due to freezing temperatures

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University officials say one wing in Ruby Hall will be closed for the entire spring semester while repairs to Oak Hall and Magnolia Hall could be completed in a few days. The three dormitories suffered water damage this week after sub-freezing temperatures ruptured pipes and flooded the structures. In Ruby Hall, […] [...]

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