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Eighteen counties, state agencies see damage from storm

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and other state agencies continue to assess damages from severe weather that moved through the state Monday, bringing damaging winds and large hail. Seven state agencies, including MEMA, have reported damage. They are: • MEMA: Damage to 34 fleet vehicles, satellite radio communication systems, additional response equipment and the State Emergency Operations ...

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Commissioner expects tens of thousands of post-storm claims

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The hail storm that hit Mississippi could result in 35,000 to 50,000 insurance claims for automobile and property damage, Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says. Chaney said the numbers are based on information provided by insurers, but he declined to speculate on a dollar figure because the claims could range from a couple hundred dollars for a ...

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Deadlines approaching for disaster recovery assistance

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U. S. Small Business Administration reports it has approved over $1 million in Disaster Assistance Loans for residents and businesses in South Mississippi affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding Feb. 10-22. The deadline to file an SBA disaster loan application for physical damage is April 15. “Currently 15 disaster loans have been approved in ...

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More than a dozen counties see damage from storm system

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received reports of damage from 14 counties as a result of severe weather that moved through the state yesterday, causing extensive damage in the Metro Jackson area from hail. The counties reporting damages are: • Calhoun: Trees and power lines down • Chickasaw: Trees and power lines down • Clay: Trees ...

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Metro area assessing damage from major hailstorm

JACKSON — A severe storm with large hail pounded the Mississippi capital and its suburbs yesterday, busting windows in cars, homes and businesses and temporarily leaving a blanket of ice on some parking lots and sidewalks. Clinton Fire Department Deputy Chief Tim Shanks said firefighters responded yesterday afternoon to calls of two people hit in the head by hail. He ...

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School district still challenged by tornado damage

HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg Public School District officials still are finding damage from the Feb.10 tornado that struck Forrest and Lamar counties. The Hattiesburg American reports an assessment of the destruction at the transportation center has revealed 90 percent of the district’s vehicles were damaged. Superintendent James Bacchus said it is estimated there was about $80,000 in damage to the vehicles. The ...

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Beauvoir finally rid of Hurricane Katrina's destruction

BILOXI — Visitors arriving today at Beauvoir, the last home of the president of the Confederacy, will be greeted inside the new Jefferson Davis Presidential Library. For nearly eight years, the first building guests at Beauvoir have seen coming through the gates is a FEMA trailer, a reminder of Hurricane Katrina. “We have been working to get into the building ...

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Grant awarded for storm cleanup; more counties eligible for aid

SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI  — The U.S. Department of Labor says it’s giving a $2-million grant to assist Mississippi with cleanup and recovery efforts from recent storms, tornadoes and flooding. The funds are being awarded to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security to create temporary jobs that support storm recovery efforts. In the aftermath of storms that hit Mississippi in February, the ...

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Another county eligible for post-tornado assistance

JEFFERSON DAVIS COUNTY — Residents and businesses in Jefferson Davis County affected by the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes of Feb. 10 are now eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has been working hard with our local, state, federal and nonprofit partners to find assistance wherever it is ...

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