15 DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS NOW OPEN IN MISSISSIPPI

CLINTON, Miss. – State and federal Disaster Recovery Centers opened Saturday in Southhaven in DeSoto County and in Winona in Montgomery County, bringing the total number of centers to 15. The centers are open to help people whose homes or businesses were affected by recent river flooding, storms and tornadoes. The Southhaven center is located […]


MSDH, MDEQ, MDWFP TIPS ON FISH CONSUMPTION FROM FLOODED AREAS

JACKSON – The Mississippi State Department of Health, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks recommend that people use caution and common sense when fishing, or eating fish from, the floodwaters of the Mississippi River and its tributaries. The historic Mississippi River Flood of 2011 has damaged […]


Mississippi River at Vicksburg Crest Not Changed

PEARL – The Mississippi River at Vicksburg is still forecasted to crest on May 19 at 57.5 feet. It was incorrectly reported by a media outlet that the Mississippi River at Vicksburg would crest 58.5 feet. Cold Calling Means More for Canada casas bahia Hamster Slaves Of The Evil Energy Empire How to Choose the […]


AMERICAN RED CROSS OPENS SHELTERS IN DELTA

Clinton (MS) May 12, 2011– As flooding continues to threaten communities along the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers, the American Red Cross has opened four shelters in the Mississippi Delta: North Greenwood Baptist Church 615 Grand Boulevard, Greenwood 38930 Gymnasium, Yazoo County Jr. High School 6781 Highway 49 Frontage Road, Yazoo City 39194 Hawkins United Methodist […]


DEALING WITH STRESS AFTER NATURAL DISASTERS

JACKSON – Power outages, lack of drinking water and ice, and loss of telecommunications are not the only problems Mississippians affected by the recent tornadoes and upcoming flood waters will face. Natural disasters like tornadoes and floods can cause serious stress and depression. People feel and express their reactions to a crisis differently. Some emotional […]


United Way assisting people displaced by rising waters of Mississippi River

PEARL – The United Way of West Central Mississippi is providing rental and other financial assistance to people affected by the Mississippi River’s rising flood waters. United Way has provided assistance to 205 people displaced because of the flooding event. The nonprofit organization is helping residents by paying the deposit and first month’s rent for […]


Big Hearts, Busy Hands: Volunteers, National Service Members Mobilize to Help Neighbors in Need

PEARL – The Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service extends its gratitude to the many volunteers who have offered their time and skills following April’s deadly storms and tornadoes. To date, MCVS has documented 5,903 volunteers serving more than 21,785 hours since Friday, April 29. MCVS worked closely with local government and emergency management officials, community […]


GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES MISSISSIPPI RECEIVES FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION

JACKSON – Gov. Haley Barbour announced today that residents in 18 counties affected by the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes April 15-April 28 are now eligible for federal disaster assistance. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate added the 18 counties to the federal disaster declaration, bringing the total number of counties eligible for individual […]


MDOT Roadway Information Due to Flooding

JACKSON, MISS. — The Mississippi Department of Transportation would like to inform motorists of the following roadway information regarding the Mississippi River high flood waters. MDOT is working in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide accurate information regarding the high flood water at the Mississippi River. MDOT continuously works to update […]


MDOT Roadway Information Update

ACKSON- The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to inform motorists of the following roadway information regarding the Mississippi River high flood waters. The Mississippi Department of Transportation is working in conjunction with the Corps of Engineers to provide accurate information regarding the high flood water at the Mississippi River. MDOT is continuously working […]