4/28 Tornado

Debris concerns mount in Winston County

Submitted by Linda Breazeale, PIO for Winston EMA

Winston County officials are receiving reports of problems with the ongoing debris removal from property throughout the tornado damaged area.
Residents are being warned of issues connected to insurance claims and safety … Read more

State approves $17 million in disaster relief

Lawmakers in a special session May 8 quickly approved $17 million in state disaster assistance after April 28 deadly tornadoes.
Gov. Phil Bryant called lawmakers into special session at 1 p.m. Thursday, and the measure had passed unanimously by 4 … Read more

Ongoing donation dos and don’ts

Submitted by Linda Breazeale, PIO for Winston EMA

Volunteers managing the donation center at the Louisville Coliseum are reporting excesses and shortages.
There is an abundance of bottled water, dental items and clothing.
Donors are asked to focus efforts on … Read more

There are many reasons for a letter from FEMA

PEARL, Miss. – Everyone receives a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after applying for disaster assistance. It explains FEMA’s decision, what to do next if you disagree with FEMA’s decision, and how grant money should be spent if … Read more

10 die in Winston County

From staff and press reports

The EF-4 tornado that ripped through Winston County on April 28 claimed the lives of 10 Winston Countians.
The last victim, Tyler Tucker, 8, was found … Read more

Memorial services planned

From staff reports

The City of Louisville and Winston County will sponsor a Memorial Service on May 11 at 4:30 p.m. at Louisville High School Football stadium.
“This will be a time of healing,” said Louisville Alderwoman Frances Ball.
The … Read more