Posts Tagged ‘wind’

Despite sinking stage, Coast festival draws 25,000 fans

by Associated Press Published: May 14,2013

Tags: culture, fan, festival, Heritage, music, music festival, rain, stage, tourism, tourist, vacation, visitor, Weather, wind

GULFPORT — Organizers of a weekend music festival in Gulfport say it drew 25,000 fans, despite high wind and rain. The Sun Herald reports the Gulfport Music Festival’s first day on Friday came within an hour of being cancelled due to bad weather. And it was almost shut down Saturday when workers discovered the main […] [...]

USM gets $1M from unnamed donor for tornado restoration

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi has received a $1 million gift to help restore the Hattiesburg campus damaged by a Feb. 10 tornado. USM President Rodney Bennett says in a news release Monday that the check was received this past week. He said the donor did not want his name released. The tornado […] [...]

School damage total $7M; officials hope MEMA meets deductible

by Associated Press Published: May 12,2013

Tags: athletics, damage, destruction, public education, public school, school education, sports, tornad, Weather, wind

OAK GROVE — Lamar County School District officials said a Feb. 10 tornado caused $7 million in damage to Oak Grove High and its baseball and football facilities. The Hattiesburg-American reports the district has a $50,000 insurance deductible it hopes to have covered by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. District Construction Manager Johnny Downs said they’ve […] [...]

Foundation raises $130K in a day for tornado recovery efforts

HATTIESBURG — In just 24 hours, the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation successfully raised $130,234.46 to support the restoration of the front lawn of the University’s Hattiesburg campus that was heavily damaged by the tornado on February 10. During the Southern Miss Campus Beautification Day of Giving on May 8, the USM Foundation utilized the […] [...]

Hurricane forecaster: Last year was ‘water, water, water’

by Associated Press Published: May 7,2013

Tags: flood, flooding, forecast, hurricane, rain, storm, storm surge, tropical, Weather, wind

GULF OF MEXICO — Last year’s hurricane season drove home some big lessons, the nation’s chief hurricane forecaster said Tuesday: Storm surge and flooding are dangerous and difficult to predict, and sometimes it’s even harder to communicate that sense of urgency to the public. It wasn’t just high winds that posed a threat and caused […] [...]

Deadline approaching for Hurricane Isaac assistance

SOUTHEAST 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 June 3 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Clarke, George, Greene, Jackson,Lauderdale and Wayne counties as a result of Hurricane Isaac. Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster […] [...]

Tornado debris cleanup almost complete in Hub City area

HATTIESBURG — Nearly three months after a Feb. 10 tornado hit the Hattiesburg and Lamar County, the debris cleanup operations are winding down. Lamar County road manager Jake Sones tells The Hattiesburg American debris cleanup operations will end this week. Since the tornado, Lamar County crews have collected 25,293 cubic yards of vegetative debris, along […] [...]

Sign-up for aid for Isaac victims ends this month

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding businesses 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 Hurricane Isaac. The deadline is May 30. Economic Injury Disaster Loans up to $2 million are available […] [...]

Counties approved for assistance following tornadoes

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration approves disaster assistance to residents and businesses in several Mississippi counties affected by the severe weather and tornadoes, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. The declaration covers Noxubee County and the adjacent counties of Kemper, Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Winston. Applicants will be able to apply in […] [...]

Storm spawns perhaps two twisters, no injuries/damge reported yet

by Associated Press Published: April 19,2013

Tags: astorm chaser, disaster, natural disaster, severe storm, severe weather, storm, storm spotter, tornado, Weather, wind

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — A National Weather Service spokesman says storm chasers caught video of a tornado touching down yesterday in rural Sharkey County in the Mississippi Delta. The tornado was spotted near Nitta Yuma at 5:22 p.m. CDT. There were no immediate reports of injuries or property damage. The spokesman says there also were reports […] [...]

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