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MDOT response underway after Nate; motorists advised to stay off Hwy 90

PEARL, MISS.- Hurricane Nate’s landfall on the Mississippi Gulf Coast brought a significant storm surge, heavy rainfall and high winds to the state. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) began clearing debris last night as the storm passed and are … Continue reading

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MDOT response underway after Nate; motorists advised to stay off Hwy 90

PEARL, MISS.- Hurricane Nate’s landfall on the Mississippi Gulf Coast brought a significant storm surge, heavy rainfall and high winds to the state. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) began clearing debris last night as the storm passed and are … Continue reading

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UPDATE AT 10 AM, Sunday  OCTOBER 8, 2017

Coast Electric (Kiln) and Singing River Electric (Lucedale) were the only systems that received any significant damage. Coast Electric had about 8,000 outages at their peak and are down around 1,000 now. Singing River Electric had around 32,000 outages at their peak … Continue reading

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Disaster Recovery Center to Open for Tornado Survivors in Perry County

Hattiesburg, Miss.– A disaster recovery center will open in Perry County Monday, Jan. 30, to provide assistance to survivors of the recent severe storms and tornadoes. The center will be open for three days. Recovery centers are run jointly by … Continue reading

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Three Mississippi Counties Approved for Federal Infrastructure Disaster Aid

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The state of Mississippi, local governments and certain private nonprofits in three Mississippi counties are now eligible to receive federal assistance to help cover emergency expenses and repair damage associated with the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, … Continue reading

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Be Sure to Read Any Correspondence from FEMA Carefully

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – If you applied for disaster assistance after the severe storms and tornados which affected Mississippi in January, you may have received a letter or other correspondence from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The most common reason applicants … Continue reading

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Forrest, Perry Counties: Get Answers, Rebuild Stronger

HATTIESBURG, Miss.–Rebuilding or repairing property damaged from the recent severe storms?  Residents in the Hattiesburg area can get advice on building safer and smarter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Mitigation specialists from FEMA will be at Lowe’s stores in … Continue reading

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Survivors Have Until Sunday to Visit Lamar County Disaster Recovery Center

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Survivors have until 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 to visit the disaster recovery center in Purvis. The center is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday, Feb. 10. On Saturday, Feb. 11, the center’s hours are … Continue reading

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American Red Cross Points of Collection & Distribution for Tornado Donations

Hattiesburg, Miss –The American Red Cross of Mississippi has created a support circle through churches in Hattiesburg to make sure everyone affected by the tornado on Jan. 21st is served. The following churches have agreed to be points of collection and … Continue reading

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Statement from MEMA Director on Office of Inspector General Report

Statement from MEMA Director on Office of Inspector General Report   “I want to address the report issued today by the federal Office of Inspector General about the Coastal Retrofit Mississippi Program. While the OIG recommends deobligating 29 million dollars … Continue reading

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