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Supervisors approve update to county's hazard-mitigation plan

WIGGINS — The Stone County Board of Supervisors has approved an update of the county’s hazard-mitigation plan. Emergency management director Raven James tells The Sun Herald FEMA requires the county to have the updated five-year plan in order to receive funding in the case of a natural disaster or emergency. James says projects outlined in the new plan include improving ...

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President declares disaster as river rises to historic levels

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Gov. Haley Barbour today announced 11 counties along the Mississippi River have been declared federal disaster areas in anticipation of major flooding. The counties declared include Adams, Bolivar, Claiborne, Coahoma, Desoto, Issaquena, Jefferson, Tunica, Warren, Washington and Wilkinson. Other counties will be added as appropriate. “This will be a monumental flood, and I ask residents to take this ...

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Natural gas leak forces families to evacuate

COVNIGTON COUNTY — Authorities say about 25 families were evacuated in eastern Covington County today while crews worked on repairing a natural gas pipe leak. Nikki Pressley, a spokeswoman for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, says an area within a mile of the leak was evacuated today for safety precautions. No injuries have been reported. Emergency officials from Covington and ...

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