Monroe County officials are still working to determine whether Saturday’s storm system was from straight-line winds or from a tornado that caused damage in Hamilton.
A local band with ties to Yazoo City is playing a show Friday night in Starkville to benefit the victims of this past weekend’s deadly tornado outbreak.
Forecasters say severe weather is possible again in Mississippi this weekend. Daniel Lamb, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said Tuesday that while the storms could be potent, it’s too early to know if they’ll spawn tornadoes.
Some Mississippi residents cracked jokes Monday to keep from crying while they looked for salvageable items among the rubble left by severe storms that killed 12 people over the weekend. State officials were tallying the cost of the damage so they could ask for an emergency declaration from President Barack Obama, along with federal funds to help clean up the mess.
U.S. Rep. Travis Childers’ office shared information today on how individuals, charities and businesses can help those affected by severe storms in the state over the weekend.
Gov. Haley Barbour has declared Tuesday as a Day of Prayer to remember Mississippians who suffered losses in Saturday’s severe weather and for those families who lost loved ones in last week’s oil rig accident.
Federal and state emergency officials began surveying damage Monday in the counties hit hardest by a weekend tornado that killed 10 people in Mississippi.
Roy and Doris Sagely were in their mobile home near the corner of Highway 389 and Sun Creek Road Saturday afternoon when they heard what sounded like a tornado approaching from the southwest.
YAZOO CITY — Morgan Hayden and Joe Moton stepped carefully through nails, broken glass and pink tufts of insulation, the remnants of their home leveled by a tornado as severe storms killed at least 10 people in rural Mississippi and two in Alabama.
Forecasters say Mississippi and Alabama are in store for a round of violent weather tonight and Saturday that could include tornadoes.