Early last year, I joined the National Weather Service in Jackson to celebrate state-of-the-art upgrades to its Doppler Weather Radar system. The life-saving potential of these improvements was immediately apparent as a powerful tornado tore through the Hattiesburg area in … Read more
“Emergency loans for farmers, ranchers, and operators are available through the Oktibbeha County Office of the Farm Service Agency,” Douglas E. Naron, FSA Farm Loan Manager, said today.
According to Mr. Naron, this authority is pursuant to Administrator Garcia’s declaration … Read more
From press reports
MetroCast Communications, the video, Internet and phone provider with offices in eight Mississippi communities, has put its full focus on restoring video, Internet and phone services in the wake of tornadoes Monday afternoon which caused power outages … Read more
Winston Medical Center met with employees Tuesday at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church to inform employees of future plans for WMC and employment of all employees.
Paul Black, Interim CEO told employees that once the mobile hospital is set … Read more
Replacement benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as the food stamp program, are available for current SNAP recipients who experienced food loss as a result of the severe weather April 27-29, 2014.
To qualify, current recipients must … Read more
As we began the week last week, none of us would expect this week for our town to be in the national news—with our town all over the weather news channels. Our town is ultra-resilient, and we will build back … Read more
Livestock Indemnity Payments (LIP) – Assistance now available
LIP provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who have suffered livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather. An eligible livestock owner must have legally owned the eligible … Read more
Mississippi residents affected by the recent series of storms, tornadoes and flooding can now visit disaster recovery centers in Louisville and Tupelo if they have questions about disaster assistance. Additional recovery centers are being planned for the other declared counties.… Read more
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
PEARL – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is working with officials and residents across the state to assist with storm damage and to provide guidance on the proper management of debris resulting from recent tornadoes.
There are currently … Read more