Posts Tagged ‘winds’

Another county earns NWS’ StormReady designation

CLAIBORNE COUNTY — Claiborne County has received Mississippi’s 46th StormReady designation. Mississippi has 23 counties, 16 communities, four state universities and three government sites designated as StormReady in Mississippi. StormReady is a nationwide program of the National Weather Service that helps communities protect their citizens during severe weather and encourages communities to take a proactive […] [...]

Corps says remains of Red Barn to be removed this month

ROLLING FORK — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expect to have the remains of the iconic Red Barn removed by June 15. The barn off U.S. 61 North was built by the Graft family in 1918, the old barn collapsed in heavy winds nearly a year ago. Corps spokesman Kavanaugh Breazeale tells the Vicksburg […] [...]

SBA offering disaster relief to businesses in six counties

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — Small, non-farm businesses in six Delta counties in Mississippi are now eligible to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the combined effects of hail, high winds, flooding, widespread drought and excessive heat that began April […] [...]

Six counties included in USDA disaster declaration

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated the entire State of Arkansas, which includes 75 counties, as a primary natural disaster area due to losses caused by the combined effects of hail, high winds, flooding, widespread drought and excessive heat that began April 1 and continues. Farmers and ranchers in the following […] [...]

Federal assistance to storm victims nears $12M

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Federal assistance approved for people in 29 Mississippi counties that were declared a major disaster area by the president because of devastating storms and tornadoes in late April has reached $11,667,808. Here is a summary through June 8, of all federal assistance to individuals who suffered losses due to the storms and […] [...]

MDES hiring workers for storm recovery efforts

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security is hiring more than 500 temporary workers to help communities recovering from tornado and straight-line wind damage. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the agency a $7-million National Emergency Grant to hire workers to help governments and nonprofits assisting with disaster recovery. Workers can earn $7.25 […] [...]

Disaster Unemployment Assistance available for storm victims

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security is now accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance from those living or working in counties that received a federal disaster declaration because of damages from tornadoes and straight-line winds that occurred in April. President Barack Obama this week declared an additional 18 Mississippi counties eligible for […] [...]

Farm Bureau providing relief to uninsured members

JACKSON — The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation announced that Farm Bureau members who sustained uninsured agriculture-related losses from the April 2011 tornadoes and May-June 2011 river flooding are eligible for disaster relief funds from the Mississippi Farm Bureau Foundation and Relief Fund. “We understand that many of our members have had their entire lives changed […] [...]

SBA offering disaster recovery assistance to PNPs

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that certain private non-profit organizations (PNPs) that provide services of a governmental nature might be eligible to apply for low interest rate disaster loans. The loans are available following a President Obama’s disaster declaration for public assistance resulting from damages caused by severe storms, tornadoes, high […] [...]

More federal disaster aid committed to storm-tossed areas

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security has begun accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance from those living or working in counties that received a federal disaster declaration because of tornadoes and straight-line winds. President Barack Obama declared 11 Mississippi counties eligible for individual assistance, opening the door to affected workers to receive […] [...]

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