FEMA provides tornado relief money to Mississippi

August 7, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $2.43 million in Disaster Relief Fund grants to support debris removal and utility repairs in Northeast Mississippi from […]

Gov. Phil Bryant convenes special session Thursday on tornado costs

May 7, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant has called the Mississippi Legislature into special session starting Thursday to help pay state government’s share of recovery costs after the deadly April […]

Mississippi looks to volunteer efforts, federal aid to recover from tornado outbreak

May 2, 2014 in News

LOUISVILLE, Mississippi (AP) — As Mississippi digs out from Monday’s tornadoes, officials are trying to manage a blessing — volunteers. The state is encouraging people who want to help with […]

Officials announce second Mississippi death from storms

April 11, 2014 in News

PEARL, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says a second person has died because of recent storms. MEMA spokesman Greg Flynn says a Coahoma County man died Wednesday […]

South Mississippi under tornado watch until 3 a.m., storm damage and 1 death already reported in state

February 20, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Wind and lightning caused isolated damage and power outages across Mississippi Thursday as a storm front moved through the state. South Mississippi is under a tornado […]

MEMA reports 2 deaths attributed to latest winter storm

February 12, 2014 in News

PEARL, Mississippi (AP) — At least two people were killed in traffic wrecks Tuesday as the state deals with another round of winter weather. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said […]

Gov. Phil Bryant declares state of emergency before winter storm

January 28, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) –Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant issued an emergency declaration Monday for 36 of the state’s 82 counties to speed up response to a storm that’s expected to bring […]

Tornado rips through Noxubee and Kemper counties; 1 dead

April 12, 2013 in Top Stories

Gov. Phil Bryant declared a State of Emergency Thursday for Kemper and Noxubee counties due to the impacts of severe storms and tornadoes that injured many and left one person dead.

A command post has been set up in downtown Shuqualak after a tornado ripped through the area around noon Thursday. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) director Robert Latham was in town as part of the effort to help following the tornado.

MEMA spokesman Greg Flynn says the fatality was reported west-northwest of DeKalb, near Mississippi Highway 493, in Kemper County.