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Some businesses just now reopening following EF-4 tornado

by Associated Press Published: April 17,2013

Tags: Business, damage, destruction, disaster, disaster recovery, natural disaster, store, tornado, Weather, wind

HATTIESBURG — In keeping with the traditional Mississippi never-say-die attitude, many Hattiesburg area business owners affected by the Feb. 10 tornado are getting back on their feet — and back in business. Employees at Carlstedt’s Florist had to work out of refrigerated trucks after the EF4 tornado tore off the back of the building. The […] [...]

Cleanup of debris from Feb. 10 tornado almost complete

PINE BELT — Officials are nearing the end of the debris cleanup from the Feb. 10 tornado that struck northeastern Lamar County, Hattiesburg and Petal. The Hattiesburg American reports Petal wrapped up its debris cleanup efforts March 22. Mayor Hal Marx says the cleanup tab was approximately $100,000. In Hattiesburg, John Brown, assistant to the […] [...]

Insurance firm found guilty of Katrina-related fraud

GULFPORT — A federal jury has found State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. committed fraud against the federal government and submitted a false record to support fraud after Hurricane Katrina. The Sun Herald reports the verdict came after the eight-member jury deliberated for three hours Monday in a whistleblower lawsuit. The decision potentially opens for […] [...]

Court agrees to review ruling in Katrina-related climate-change case

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — A federal appeals court has agreed to review a three-judge panel’s ruling that a group of Mississippi coastal landowners can sue energy and chemical companies on allegations that linked greenhouse gas emissions to Hurricane Katrina. The lawsuit alleges that greenhouse gas emissions from energy and chemical companies contributed to global warming, […] [...]

Emergency loan deadline nearing for victims of Feb. 10 storm

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding eligible private non-profit (PNP) organizations in Mississippi of the April 22 deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began Feb. 10. The SBA offers low interest disaster loans to private non-profit organizations for physical losses up […] [...]

Eighteen counties, state agencies see damage from storm

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and other state agencies continue to assess damages from severe weather that moved through the state Monday, bringing damaging winds and large hail. Seven state agencies, including MEMA, have reported damage. They are: • MEMA: Damage to 34 fleet vehicles, satellite radio communication systems, additional response equipment […] [...]

Commissioner expects tens of thousands of post-storm claims

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The hail storm that hit Mississippi could result in 35,000 to 50,000 insurance claims for automobile and property damage, Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says. Chaney said the numbers are based on information provided by insurers, but he declined to speculate on a dollar figure because the claims could range from a […] [...]

Deadlines approaching for disaster recovery assistance

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U. S. Small Business Administration reports it has approved over $1 million in Disaster Assistance Loans for residents and businesses in South Mississippi affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding Feb. 10-22. The deadline to file an SBA disaster loan application for physical damage is April 15. “Currently 15 disaster […] [...]

More than a dozen counties see damage from storm system

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received reports of damage from 14 counties as a result of severe weather that moved through the state yesterday, causing extensive damage in the Metro Jackson area from hail. The counties reporting damages are: • Calhoun: Trees and power lines down • Chickasaw: Trees and power […] [...]

Grant awarded for storm cleanup; more counties eligible for aid

SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI  — The U.S. Department of Labor says it’s giving a $2-million grant to assist Mississippi with cleanup and recovery efforts from recent storms, tornadoes and flooding. The funds are being awarded to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security to create temporary jobs that support storm recovery efforts. In the aftermath of storms that […] [...]

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