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Board of Contractors, AG warn of crooked contractors

JACKSON — Following a series of recent storms, the Mississippi State Board of Contractors (MSBOC) and the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office (MSAGO) are joining forces to send a message to crooked contractors that bad business won’t be tolerated in the Magnolia State and violators will be prosecuted. “Mississippi has been hit hard by storms in 2013, everything from tornadoes to ...

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NWS confirms twister that damaged homes, property

PANOLA COUNTY — The National Weather Service confirms that wind damage near Pope last Saturday night came from a brief tornado. The twister touched down for about two minutes near the Panola County town starting about 9:55 p.m. and had peak winds estimated at 112 miles per hour. The weather service says the tornado stayed on the ground for about ...

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SBA offering disaster loans to tornado victims

NOXUBEE COUNTY — The Small Business Administration is offering disaster loans to residents and business owners in Noxubee County affected by a tornado that severely damaged parts of Shuqualak on April 12. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has reported 49 homes and 12 businesses were either destroyed or damaged as a result of the storm. The SBA has set up ...

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Hailstorm claims exceed $209M; Chaney expects more

METRO JACKSON — The latest report from Mississippi’s major insurance carriers on the March hailstorm to the Mississippi Insurance Department (MID) shows that both claim and payment numbers continue to rise. As of the April 15 reporting period over 56,000 homeowner and automobile damage claims have been filed and claims payments are at $209.4 million, according to the MID. “Companies ...

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Counties approved for assistance following tornadoes

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration approves disaster assistance to residents and businesses in several Mississippi counties affected by the severe weather and tornadoes, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. The declaration covers Noxubee County and the adjacent counties of Kemper, Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Winston. Applicants will be able to apply in person at a Disaster Loan ...

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(UPDATE) Storm system leaves one dead; assessments continuing

SHUQUALAK — Damage assessments were continuing this morning after a deadly tornado and other severe weather pounded Mississippi and other states. In Kemper County, where one person died and five were injured, Emergency Management Agency director Ben Dudley said officials hope to have a better understanding of the amount of damage later today. » Links to tornado footage from Weather ...

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Naval air base becomes one of first to be named StormReady

MERIDIAN — The Naval Air Station in Meridian is the fourth government or military site to earn the National Weather Service’s StormReady designation in Mississippi, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. Mississippi has 26 counties, 15 communities, four state universities and four government/military sites designated as StormReady in Mississippi. StormReady is a nationwide program of the National Weather Service ...

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Deadline approaching for drought-related aid from SBA

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that April 29 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Benton, Calhoun, Lafayette, Marshall, Panola, Pontotoc, Tate, Tippah, Union and Yalobusha counties in Mississippi as a result ...

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