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By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The U.S. Winter Outlook issued this week calls for lower than average temperatures in the south-central and southeastern United States but precipitation to remain near normal. Officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center say El Niño conditions have not developed yet in the Pacific […]
Daily Journal Downed trees and power lines were the worst damage reported after a strong line of storms swept across Northeast Mississippi on Monday afternoon. Trees and power lines were down in Monroe, Union and Itawamba counties, and most of the counties in the area reported some flooding. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said the […]
Monday afternoon’s forecast of severe weather has prompted Northeast Mississippi Community College and Itawamba Community College to cancel Monday evening classes on each of their campuses. The University of Mississippi’s Tupelo and Booneville campuses also have cancelled Monday afternoon and evening classes. Check back to DJournal.com for more weather-related cancellations as they become available.
By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal OXFORD – Thousands of people will take to the streets in New York on Sunday to spotlight the dangers of climate change. Like-minded Mississippians will march in Oxford, too. “This is an opportunity for people to stand up,” said Ann Fisher-Wirth, faculty adviser for Ole Miss Students for a […]
Pam Lowery, pictured above, stops by the Daily Journal office on Monday to be one of the first to pick up a copy of “31 Miles of Destruction,” the Journal’s commemorative book on the April 28 tornado and its aftermath. The 144-page hardback volume features the work of Journal photographers who were on the scene […]
By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – National disaster recovery money finally has started to arrive to cover the city’s debris removal costs from the April 28 tornado. Federal Emergency Management Agency officials approved a $1.39 million check for Tupelo this week to pay a portion of costs from the first 30 days of removing […]
By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal Those cool early mornings and mild days that Northeast Mississippians experienced in July weren’t just pleasant, they were record-setting. July temperatures measured in Tupelo by the National Weather Service set a record low daily average – 76.5 degrees F – edging the previous low average of 76.6, set in 1967. […]
By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – As debris-removal trucks drove away last week, a former math teacher from south Mississippi arrived – a secret weapon to long-term tornado recovery. Clay Brown, a teacher turned counselor, has committed a year to coordinating recovery. A survivor of Hurricane Camille in 1969 and recovery leader 36 years […]
Daily Journal Clay Brown, the longterm recovery committee’s case management coordinator, Daily Journal reporter Robbie Ward and Tupelo neighborhood association presidents Keith Kantack, Kathryn Rhea and Sherry Elmore – representing Joyner, Bel Air and Sharon Hills – met Tuesday to discus city-wide and residential recovery efforts after tornado destruction three months ago. Click here to […]