By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – A variety of remembrance events are scheduled Tuesday to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the EF3 tornado that ripped through the area April 28, 2014. Exactly one year ago on Tuesday, residents throughout Tupelo and Lee County braced themselves as a devastating tornado with winds reaching 150 mph […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The rubble that used to be American Legion Post 49 can give a wrong impression. “If you look at it, it doesn’t look like we’ve done anything in the last seven months or so,” said Mike Pettigrew, post commander. The building was leveled by last year’s tornado. […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – A National Weather Service representative will present Lafayette County officials with a Storm Ready certificate and sign on May 4 at the Board of Supervisors meeting. StormReady is a nationwide community preparedness program that uses a grassroots approach to help communities develop plans to handle all types of severe weather. To […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Mosquitoes are going to like Northeast Mississippi in the near future. “Right now, based on what’s happening now, we’re certainly going to have a lot of activity. There’s water everywhere,” said Dr. Jerome Goddard, Mississippi State University Extension professor of medical/veterinary entomology. Goddard said two factors affect […]

The Daily Journal will mark the one-year anniversary of the 2014 tornado with a special issue on April 28, and the deadline is approaching fast. We’d like to hear from people in Lee and Itawamba counties who were directly affected by the tornado. That ranges from children to seniors. We have three questions: • What […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – A storm system with potential for damaging winds and hail is expected to reach Tupelo and parts of Northeast Mississippi by this afternoon. The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for portions of north Mississippi for Thursday night. NWS meteorologist John Moore said Tupelo residents should see the worst […]

By Justin Juozapavicius Associated Press TULSA, Okla. – The first batch of severe weather in this year’s tornado season devastated an Oklahoma mobile home park, as storms across the area damaged buildings, tore off roofs and left debris strewn across roads. One person was killed and several were injured. Tens of thousands of Oklahoma residents […]

The Daily Journal will mark the one-year anniversary of the 2014 tornado with a special issue on April 28. We’d like to hear from people in Lee and Itawamba counties who were directly affected by the tornado. That ranges from children to seniors. We have three questions: • What did you experience on April 28, […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Three Tupelo neighborhoods will celebrate next month just how far they’ve come since last year’s tornado devastated the place those residents call home. On April 28, residents of Joyner, Sharon Hills and Bel Air neighborhoods will gather separately to commemorate the anniversary of a tornado that tore through […]