Category: 4/28 Tornado

Natural Resources Conservation Service assisting with debris clean-up

Creek with large amounts of storm debris near the temporary hospital location in Winston County.

Jackson, Miss— The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)  has received a request to assist with the removal of debris from areas in Louisville, Mississippi affected by a recent tornado.
Officials from Winston County and the … Read more

Donations made along with notes from other recovery concerns

Fourcade with members of the Punctual Abstract

Former New Orleans Saint and Ole Miss football player, John Fourcade, came to Winston County’s aide with 2 trailers filled with donations. Fourcade along with Steve Daigle, who is President of Punctual Abstract Company Inc of … Read more

After tornadoes…Poultry growers face significant obstacles

Mississippi State University Extension Service poultry specialist Tom Tabler, left, visits with Winston County poultry grower Tim Hobby on May 8, 2014. Hobby lost 10 broiler houses in the April 28 tornado. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Linda Breazeale)

By Linda Breazeale
MSU Ag Communications

LOUISVILLE – Poultry growers are reeling from the April 28 tornadoes that caused tremendous damage on farms and the loss of more than a million birds in four Mississippi counties.
The Mississippi Board of … Read more

Experience Works Seniors of Dean Park helps in Disaster Area

L to R: Elmetra Patterson, supervisor of workers, Florence Thompson, Paul Eichelberger and Jerome Moncrief

by Elmetra Patterson

The tornadoes left the beloved Dean Park of the Center Ridge Community in disarray which temporarily displaced two sets of workers of the park – Temporary Aid for Needy Family (TANF) and Experience Works Seniors. The majority … Read more

Raising funds for Dean Park and area devastation rebuilding

Danny Rush with Elmetra Patterson as they survey the damage near the playground

by Elmetra Patterson

The devastation at the only county park – Dean Park and the surrounding homes at Center Ridge is heartbreaking.
One week prior to tornadoes, Friends of Dean Park, Inc. received a grant to put a walking track … Read more

‘Twister’ makes an impact on veterinary student, team

Louisville, Miss. veterinary assistant Ann McCart steadies Twister while Dr. Fred Nabers examines him on May 8, 2014, nearly a week after the dog arrived for treatment of injuries sustained in the April 28 tornado. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Linda Breazeale)

By Kaitlyn Byrne
MSU Ag Communications

LOUISVILLE — In the wake of the tornado that tore through Louisville on April 28, overwhelmed storm victims had to make tough choices about caring for people, property and pets.
But one pet owner … Read more

Safety remains essential during tornado cleanup

Submitted by Linda Breazeale, PIO for Winston EMA

The tornado took 10 Winston County lives and caused countless injuries, but the risk did not end with the winds.
Cuts, sunburn, nail punctures, heat exhaustion and chainsaw injuries remain concerns for … Read more

SNAP benefits planned for storm victims 

Residents in the 12 counties affected by the April 27 – 29, 2014 severe weather, and who are not current SNAP recipients, can apply for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) beginning Monday, May 12 through Wednesday, May 14 … Read more

Insurance challenges remain an obstacle

Submitted by Linda Breazeale, PIO for Winston EMA

The Winston County tornado’s path is littered with debris, but the biggest obstacles may not be visible on the property.
Insured property owners need to understand their policy requirements before moving debris … Read more

County residents warned of fraudulent contractors

Submitted by Linda Breazeale, PIO for Winston EMA

Winston County residents need to protect themselves from another wave of tornado damage: fraudulent contractors.
Homeowners and landowners are anxious to get recovery efforts underway. Families may be displaced until repairs are … Read more