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Forecasters now expect less active Atlantic hurricane season

U.S. forecasters say the Atlantic hurricane season may be less active than they previously predicted. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s updated outlook predicts nine to 13 named storms, including four to seven hurricanes. Up to two hurricanes could be “major” with sustained winds of at least 111 mph (178 kph). Four storms already have developed this year, including two ...

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Nate expected to hammer Mississippi Sunday morning

Tropical Storm Nate roared toward Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula Friday after drenching Central America in rain that was blamed for at least 22 deaths, and forecasters said it could reach the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane over the weekend. Louisiana officials declared a state of emergency and ordered some people to evacuate coastal areas and barrier islands ahead of its ...

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FEMA provides $10M to remove debris after April tornadoes

Three Mississippi counties and a town will share $10.1 million in federal money to remove debris following storms on April 30. U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, both Republicans, announced on Friday the grants by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Yazoo County will get $3.52 million, Homes County will get $4.34 million, Montgomery County will get $1.63 million and ...

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Mississippi gets $13M in grants to fix roads damaged in 2016

Mississippi will get $13 million in federal money to repair roads damaged by storms and flooding in 2016. Members of Mississippi’s congressional delegation announced the grants Wednesday. The Federal Highway Administration will give $7.9 million to the Mississippi Department of Transportation to repair roads, embankments, bridges and drainage structures in 21 counties damaged by March 2016 storms. A second $5.1 ...

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Surveyors count 8 Mississippi tornadoes from Monday storms

The National Weather Service counts at least eight tornadoes that hit Mississippi Monday. Survey teams conclude storm damage was caused by twisters in Claiborne, Copiah, Covington, Forrest, Jefferson, Lamar, Lincoln, Pike, Simpson and Walthall counties. The strongest storm, rated EF-2 on the enhanced Fujita scale, hit near Mount Olive, with top winds estimated at 113 mph. It damaged structures near ...

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Another round of severe weather expected tonight

Another round of storms is expected across the area Tuesday night. Damaging wind gusts, hail up to quarter size, and tornadoes will be possible. All of this as a Yazoo County town is trying to figure out how to rebuild its town hall after a tree plunged through the roof during Monday’s storms. Mayor Lekisha Hogan says she and City ...

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