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State facing more severe weather; flood concerns heightened

April 14, 2014

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State officials are bracing for yet more flooding. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service are asking residents to prepare for the possibility of another round of severe storms through this evening. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service say there will be two rounds of severe weather. The first round of storms […]

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MEMA, Weather Service warning of severe storms

April 3, 2014

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Spring is in the air — and so is the risk of the year’s first severe storms, particularly in the northern parts of the state. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service are urging residents to prepare for the possibility of severe weather through Friday. The weather service says some severe thunderstorms […]

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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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After ice and snow, state facing new weather threat

February 20, 2014

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After weeks of severe winter weather, state officials are now bracing for spring-like storms. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is monitoring the threat of a severe weather system forecast to move through the state this afternoon and evening. The National Weather Service says damaging wind gusts, quarter sized hail and tornadoes could threaten the entire […]

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Oklahoma newspaper lists donation agencies

May 21, 2013

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For those in Mississippi wishing to contribute to the recovery of Moore and the Oklahoma City metropolitan area following yesterday’s devastating tornado, please consult the following organizations. The Oklahoma Red Cross is asking people to donate by texting Red Cross to 90999 which will be a $10 donation, spokesman Ken Garcia said. Garcia said the […]

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Jackson 2nd on Weather Channel’s list of Top 10 tornado cities

April 29, 2013

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Dr. Greg Forbes of The Weather Channel has ranked his Top 10 tornado cities, and Jackson ranks second. Three Alabama cities make up the rest of the top four, with Huntsville first, Birmingham third and Tuscaloosa fourth. According to the Weather Channel’s website, Forbes based his information on tornado paths that came with 75 miles […]

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MEMA: Severe weather threatening north and central Mississippi

April 18, 2013

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The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is asking residents to prepare for severe weather this afternoon and evening. According to the National Weather Service, an approaching cold front will bring the possibility of strong tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding. The latest NWS forecast calls for the threat of severe weather moving into the […]

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Another blow? State could see more severe weather

April 17, 2013

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It has been a stormy start to the year here in Mississippi, and that trend looks to continue tomorrow. In fact, we could see our stormiest day yet. A massive storm front is now pushing its way through parts of Oklahoma and Kansas, and has the Magnolia State in its sites. Currently, the National Weather […]

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Links to tornado coverage from Weather Channel, WCBI and WTVA

April 12, 2013

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Here are links to television coverage of the Thursday’s deadly tornado in East Mississippi. – Video of newcast from WCBI in Columbus showing damage left behind from the storm and an interview with a witness. – Weather Channel report on You Tube with analysis of Tony Sudduth’s tornado video from Prairie Point. – Story from […]

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A tale of the chase: the Hattiesburg tornado

February 13, 2013

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It is one of the lasting images of the recent Hattiesburg tornado. Almost a half-million people have clicked on the 5 and-a-half-minute YouTube video of a stormchaser racing down Hardy Street, only to be cutoff by an EF4 tornado as it plows into the south side of the University of Southern Mississippi campus. Harrowing, awe-inspiring […]

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