50 state troopers head to New Jersey to help recovery efforts

November 5, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Fifty Mississippi State Troopers are headed to New Jersey Sunday night to assist in recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy, following a request for additional manpower from that state’s governor, Chris Christie, WLBT reported.

Many of the highway patrolmen know all to well the issues a disaster can create. However, they believe Hurricane Katrina and additional training has prepared them for the mission.

Superstorm Sandy’s devastation: floods, wind, fire and snow

November 1, 2012 in News, Top Stories

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa
Interim Managing Editor

Sandy was called a category 1 storm, but no such storm like her had ever been seen on the east coast. A category 1 storm is usually mild, compared to the dreaded category 3 storm.

Stretching over an area of 1,000 miles with a full moon at her back, meeting a cold front coming in from the north, Sandy delivered devastation unseen on the eastern shores.

She flooded the 103-year-old New York City subway lines, submerged three airport runways, forced the cancellation of 50,000 flights worldwide, ….