4/28 Tornado

Mississippi Insurance Department expands Storm Assistance

Jackson, MS – As the weather clears and recovery efforts continue Commissioner of Insurance and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney is expanding the efforts of the Mississippi Insurance Department (MID) and State Fire Marshal’s office in assisting storm victims.
Commissioner … Read more

Red Cross disaster relief efforts ongoing

First week report

Over 200 Red Cross workers are providing shelter, emotional support, meals and relief supplies to people impacted by the storm that devastated parts of Mississippi last week.
Red Cross damage assessment teams continue to work to identify … Read more

Mail Service continues uninterrupted in Mississippi

From press reports

JACKSON MS — In the aftermath of Monday’s tornadoes, mail service continues uninterrupted for postal customers served out of the Louisville, Pearl, and Tupelo, MS Post Offices.
In response to changing mail service needs, the U.S. Postal … Read more

Twisters tore up my hometown

By CATHY BARNES
Guest Columnist

Monday, April 28, while tuned into The Weather Channel, we watched in horror as the meteorologist showed the storm system that was barreling down on my hometown, Louisville, Miss. After several phone calls to check … Read more

Beware of fraudulent tornado charities

From press reports

Jackson, MS—The Secretary of State’s Office encourages Mississippians to be mindful when donating to disaster relief organizations in the wake of the recent storm activity.
“Mississippians are at their best when someone is in need,” says Secretary … Read more

Americorps NCCC provides services to Mississippi after tornadoes

From press reports

Approximately 103 national service members have deployed or are pending deployment to Arkansas, Mississippi and Kansas in response to Monday’s deadly severe weather outbreak.
Some 34 AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) members, based at the AmeriCorps … Read more