Author Archives: Mary-Michael Lindsay

Forestland Economic Impact Assessment for EF-3 Tornado

  The Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) conducted an aerial detection flight of the area affected by the EF-3 tornado that traveled through Lamar, Forrest, and Perry counties on January 21, 2017. The purpose was to assess damage to forested acreage … Continue reading

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Free Tetanus Vaccinations Available In Counties Affected by Weekend Tornadoes

JACKSON – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reminds all residents affected by the tornadoes over the weekend that a tetanus vaccination is recommended if it’s been 10 years or more since your last tetanus vaccination. In the event … Continue reading

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Medicaid Partners with Others to Support Recovery Efforts

Last weekend, southern regions of Mississippi suffered damage from severe weather and tornadoes, resulting in Gov. Phil Bryant declaring a state of emergency and President Donald Trump designating four counties federal disaster areas: Forrest, Lamar, Lauderdale and Perry counties. The … Continue reading

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Severe Weather Recovery Update : Wed. 12:30p.m.

PEARL – Updated damage reports to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency show a total of more than 1,200 homes damaged in eight counties, 549 of them were destroyed or sustained major damage.  There were also four confirmed deaths and 59 … Continue reading

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MDEQ Offers Emergency Debris Guidance

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is working with officials and residents to assist with storm damage recovery and to provide guidance on proper debris management resulting from last weekend’s tornado in the Pine Belt area. Information … Continue reading

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Volunteer and Donation Information for Tornado Recovery

  PEARL – The following opportunities are available for people who would like to volunteer or donate in support of the tornadoes and severe storms survivors in Mississippi. Monetary Donations: The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation is accepting monetary donations to help … Continue reading

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Updated Severe Weather Damage Reports: Tues. 10 a.m.

PEARL – Updated damage reports to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency show a total of more than 1,400 homes damaged in eight counties, 715 of them were destroyed or sustained major damage.  There were also four confirmed deaths and 60 … Continue reading

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Updated Severe Weather Damage Reports: 1 p.m.

PEARL – Updated damage reports to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency show more than 1,100 homes damaged in seven counties from severe weather.  There were also four confirmed deaths and more than 60 injuries.   MEMA has requested joint damage assessments … Continue reading

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Updated Severe Weather Damage Reports: 1:30 p.m.

PEARL – Preliminary damage reports to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency show 480 homes were damaged in four counties from severe weather.  There were also four confirmed deaths and more than 50 injuries. Forrest County – 4 deaths; 56 injuries: … Continue reading

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Updated Severe Weather Damage Reports: Noon

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has confirmed four deaths and more than 20 injuries from severe weather that struck south Mississippi Saturday morning. There is extensive damage from a tornado in Forrest County in and around the cities … Continue reading

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