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NOAA’s spring flood forecast is welcome news for everyone

It was this time last year that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued its spring flood forecast for the Mississippi River Basin that used words like “historic” and “catastrophic.” It proved to be a prophecy, as a 100-year flood deluged areas near the Mississippi River and its backwater tributaries. Mississippi was among the hardest hit, and some areas are ...

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No funds available

Yazoo City’s businesses did not qualify for low-interest U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loans after late November’s tornado tore through downtown. After a second damage assessment in late December, they still did not qualify. “I’m not surprised,” said Henry Cote, president of the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce. “I figured that was the way it would turn out. You can ...

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Tornadoes, drought and more weather

It seems Mississippians couldn’t catch a break from Mother Nature in 2010 Three days after BP’s oil began spilling into the Gulf of Mexico, Yazoo City was on the business end of one of the worst tornadoes in Mississippi’s modern era. The EF4 twister packed winds of more than 160 miles per hour. It destroyed 200 homes, killed four people ...

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Yazoo City perseveres after storm

For second time this year, tornado damages two major business districts in Yazoo City Susan Cartwright-Guion and a cadre of helpers formed a furniture-hauling assembly line across Main Street in Yazoo City last Tuesday morning. Cartwright-Guion is hoping it wasn’t a funeral procession for her hardware store. For 10 years, Cartwright-Guion has owned and operated Grace Hardware, one of the ...

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Holiday hopes left twisting in the wind

It was a tale of two Main Streets in Yazoo City last Tuesday morning. On the north end of the retail corridor, the clean-up effort forged ahead, as businesses in the first block took a direct strike from the EF2 tornado that twisted through last Monday night. But southward, on the second block, there was a different kind of anxiety ...

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