The total annual premium for Columbus Municipal School District’s property and casualty insurance rose about $35,000 due to the insurance claim the district filed after a Feb. 23 tornado severely damaged the former Hunt High School and caused minor damage at a few other buildings.
Community Recovery of Lowndes County has begun taking applications for assistance, as well as volunteers, to help those affected by the Feb. 23 tornado that did millions of dollars of damage to public and private property in Columbus and Lowndes County.
Columbus city councilmen voted unanimously to begin the process of issuing a $5 million general obligation bond to fund recovery from a Feb. 23 tornado and subsequent flooding that did $9.3 million worth of damage to city property.
Some delays are better than others.
Last week, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) was granted an extension on its planned appeal of a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assessment that denied financial support for people who lost private property during the Feb. 23 tornado in Columbus.
Two people were taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle after a house they were working on collapsed Friday morning.
For the past six months, architect Major Andrews has worked with the Columbus Municipal School District planning improvements at the Hunt campus, giving him the impression he would continue those services after a Feb. 23 tornado badly damaged the building on 20th Street North.
‘We haven’t given up on getting individual assistance’: MEMA plans to appeal denial of federal relief for private property affected by tornado, flooding
Two months after the EF-3 tornado that cut a swath of destruction through north and east Columbus, blue tarps still dot the landscape in some of the poorest neighborhoods in the city. They are telltale signs of a waiting game property owners are playing before repairs can be made.
A tornado killed two people as it tore through the northern Louisiana city of Ruston early Thursday, sending trees into houses, ripping roofs off buildings and causing a local public university to cancel classes, officials said.
President Donald Trump has declared Lowndes and six other counties in Mississippi federal disaster areas in response to a Feb. 23 EF-3 tornado and subsequent flooding, according to a Mississippi Emergency Management Agency press release issued Tuesday.
Columbus city councilmen voted during a special-call meeting Tuesday to begin storm debris monitoring and cleanup following a Feb. 23 tornado that damaged parts of north and east Columbus.