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State officials watching gathering storm clouds

April 28, 2014

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Emergency management personnel statewide are watching the skies, hoping that the Magnolia State doesn’t see the devastation and fatalities already recorded from a robust storm system that is making its way here. The official tally so far is 16 dead in Arkansas and one dead in Oklahoma from strong tornadoes. The tornado in Arkansas left […]

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State of emergency declared for more winter weather

March 3, 2014

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After enjoying spring-like temperatures this weekend, Mississippians are facing a new threat from winter weather today. Gov. Phil Bryant has issued a state of emergency for the possibility of significant ice accumulations in the northern half of the state and severe thunderstorms or tornadoes in the central and southern parts of the state. A state […]

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Officials, residents hunkering down as winter storm approaches

December 6, 2013

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Officials are urging residents in North Mississippi to be prepared for an approaching winter storm that could bring significant icing to the region. Emergency crews were at the ready today and residents have been stocking up on groceries, buying electricity generators and gassing up their cars in advance of a winter storm that forecasters predict […]

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‘Drop, cover and hold on’ during upcoming ShakeOut

October 15, 2013

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While the earth may not move Oct. 17, officials are asking Mississippians to pretend that it does. Mississippi is one of 10 states taking part in the fourth Great Central U.S. ShakeOut earthquake drill, which will begin at 10:17 a.m. During the drill, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) says millions of people will simultaneously […]

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BREAKING: Telecoms ready for Hurricane Isaac

August 28, 2012

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As Hurricane Isaac slowly approaches the Mississippi and Louisiana coastlines, Mississippi telecom carriers are gearing up to keep their networks online and in service. Verizon Wireless said in a release this morning that last year’s $39 million network investment in south Mississippi would strengthen and enhance its coverage and service in the event of severe storms. AT&T said […]

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