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Nearly $7 Million approved for Mississippi Disaster Survivors

Federal assistance approved for disaster survivors in 12 Mississippi counties has reached nearly $7 million.
All emergency shelters have closed and all disaster survivors are currently housed.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is leading a Long-Term Housing Task Force, which … Read more

Number of Voter IDs issued tops 1,000

From press reports

The number of Mississippi Voter ID cards issued has reached 1,011.
“Our research shows only 0.8% of Mississippians lack acceptable photo ID.  Our Agency and the Circuit Clerks have been diligently working to reach these voters to … Read more

City progresses on building permit

Submitted by Linda Breazeale, PIO for Winston EMA

Louisville officials want to squash rumors and assure residents building permits will be issued as debris cleanup progresses.
Kenny Morris, city engineer, said building permits are being issued normally in… Read more

Aldermen discuss debris removal options

By Daniel Brunty
The Winston County Journal

The Louisville Board of Alderman held a special meeting on May 13 to discuss the topic of the removal of debris left by the April 28 storms and tornadoes.
The meeting began with … Read more

Winston hosts first-ever ag recovery meeting

From press reports

Dozens of farmers and landowners on Thursday took part in a first-of-its-kind meeting following a disaster in Mississippi.
The Mississippi State University Extension Service organized the three-hour event at the request of Winston County Emergency Management Director … Read more

Weather radio event set for May 21

From press reports

The Winston County Emergency Management Agency in conjunction with Charlie McCool’s Walgreens, WCBI TV, the Jackson Office of the National Weather Service, and Midland Corporation will be hosting a weather radio programing event on Wednesday, May 21.… Read more