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Deadly Tornadoes: State of Emergency Declared in Mississippi

Posted by feww on December 24, 2014

DISASTERS CAUSED BY EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS & CLIMATE CHANGE
SEVERE STORMS
DEADLY TORNADOES
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Tornadoes attack Southern U.S. killing four

Deadly tornadoes have killed at least four people, leaving many others injured and causing “major” damage in the southern US state of Mississippi.

Gov. Bryant has declared a state of emergency in the two counties that were  most severely affected by the disaster.

“I have declared a state of emergency to assist local officials with any available state resources that are needed in areas affected by severe weather, specifically in Jones and Marion counties,” Bryant said.

Storm Prediction Center (SPC) said Wednesday it had received 70 extreme and severe weather reports, including a total of 14 tornado reports  in the states of Mississippi, Louisiana and Georgia.

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/reports/141223_rpts.html

*** 2 FATAL *** SPC reports
REPORT OF MULTIPLE HOMES DAMAGED ON MULLICAN ROAD WITH INJURIES. SOME TREES BLOWN ONTO HOMES WITH PEOPLE TRAPPED (JONES COUNTY)

*** 2 FATAL ***
MULTIPLE STRUCTURES DAMAGED INCLUDING A MOBILE HOME PARK ON HIGHWAY 98. TWO CONFIRMED FATALITIES IN THE AREA OF THE MOBILE HOME PARK. (SE COLUMBIA, MARION COUNTY).

MULTIPLE VEHICLES WERE FLIPPED ON HIGHWAY 98. ALSO REPORT OF ROOF DAMAGE AT DIALYSIS CENTER AND CHALLENGER BUSINESSES ON HIGHWAY 98 AT COLUMBIA-PURVIS ROAD. (SE COLUMBIA, MARION COUNTY).

REPORT OF MULTI-VORTEX TORNADO WEST OF SUMRALL ON HIGHWAY 589 AND HIGHWAY 42. (LAMAR COUNTY).

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Mississippi Counties Declared Federal Disaster Areas

Posted by feww on May 1, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
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Major Disaster declared for Mississippi (DR-4175)

Seven counties in Mississippi have been declared federal disaster areas following devastation from severe storms and tornadoes that swept through the state beginning April 28.

“We have experienced tragic loss of life as a result of these storms and tornadoes, and many Mississippians have lost their homes and all that they own,” said Gov. Bryant.

The counties that have been declared Federal Disaster Areas are Itawamba, Lee, Lowndes, Madison, Rankin, Wayne, and Winston.

Trails of Death and Destruction

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) said it had  received  confirmed reports of 13 deaths  in the state as a result of tornadoes and severe weather on Monday.

Damage is being reported in 23 counties with at least 945 homes destroyed or sustained major damage with a total of more than 1,750 homes affected. In addition preliminary assessments show 65 businesses destroyed or sustained major damage.

Counties reporting storm-related deaths

Issaquena: One death.
Leake: One death
Lee: One death.
Rankin: One death.
Winston: Nine deaths, one child still missing.

Mississippi National Guardsmen are assisting with security in Lee County and the Mississippi Highway Patrol is assisting in Winston County. Gov. Bryant has made it clear that looting will not be tolerated.

Further damage assessments could also warrant an updated request from the state to extend Individual Assistance and Public Assistance aid to additional counties, said MEMA.

FIRE-EARTH Damage Estimate

[Updated May 1, 2014 @ 04:00UTC]

FIRE-EARTH Disaster Models estimate cost of the damage caused by a deadly storm system that swept through eastern half of the U.S. this week at $1.1 billion, based on initial reports.

The massive storm system spawned more than 100 tornadoes, killing up to 50 people (unconfirmed) and devastating  large portions of central, southern, southeastern and eastern U.S. starting Sunday April 27, 2014. [The final estimates could be higher.]

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State of Emergency Declared in Mississippi

Posted by feww on April 10, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER AND CLIMATIC EVENTS
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WIDESPREAD FLOODING
STATE OF EMERGENCY
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Multiple counties in Mississippi  impacted by severe storms

Gov. Bryant has declared a state of emergency in 12 Mississippi counties that have been impacted by flooding and severe storms that battered the state beginning April 3. 

The declaration is for Chickasaw, Covington, Hinds, Holmes, Jones, Kemper, Marion, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Simpson and Yazoo counties, said the governor in a statement. However, the declaration can be expanded to include additional counties if they are impacted.

“Multiple counties in Mississippi have been impacted by these storms. High water remains in many areas and could continue to rise if we see additional rainfall. Residents should avoid floodwaters and take all necessary safety precautions,” said Bryant. “MEMA and other state agencies are working to assist the counties and residents that have been impacted, and this state of emergency declaration will allow the use of additional tools and resources as we respond to this weather event.”

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service (NWS) forecast rivers would crest by Friday.

Missouri Declares a State of Emergency

On April 3, Gov. Nixon declared a statewide State of Emergency as a widespread severe weather system continued to batter the state of Missouri with at least three tornadoes, torrential rain, huge hail and high winds, causing flooding and flash flooding.

Tornadoes, high winds, torrential rain and softball-size hail  pounded U.S. South, Midwest.

 

 

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