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Work crews unload debris from the April 28 tornado at the TMCO Rubbish Site in Saltillo.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal SALTILLO – Under a 5-acre hill lie millions of pounds of debris from the April 28 tornado. The remains of homes, businesses and buildings mixed with vegetative material – like trees and limbs – are in the pile that measures up to 50 feet high. Bulldozers and excavators are at […]

Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The National Weather Service was called to survey damage from a Thursday night storm and determined a tornado apparently hit northeast Chickasaw County. The storm swept through about 9 p.m. Thursday on County Road 135 west of Okolona. There were no National Weather Service alerts or warnings issued for this storm. […]


By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – The CREATE Foundation’s Northeast Mississippi Tornado Relief Fund has surpassed $300,000 in funds raised, and this week gave out its biggest disbursement so far. Eight Days of Hope received $100,000 from the Northeast Mississippi Tornado Relief Fund. The nonprofit is aiming to do $4 million to $6 million […]

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Cleanup is a time-consuming process in areas damaged by the April 28 tornado.

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – With the first phase of debris removal nearing completion in the city, Mayor Jason Shelton said the second phase will rely on the general public helping homeowners move the rest of their debris to the curb. “We’re going to keep working until the job is done,” Shelton said […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – FEMA’s disaster recovery center in Tupelo will close at 6 p.m. today and will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday as a disaster loan outreach center. Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration will be available to assist tornado survivors in completing their low-interest disaster loan applications and answer questions about the […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Debris pickup in unincorporated Lee County related to the tornado six weeks ago will wind down this week and next, while the effort in Tupelo remains in full force. Private contractors removing debris in Lee County will begin the final round of pickup this week, beginning with the […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Leslie Mart sees damage in the Joyner neighborhood to mature trees, homes and other valuables from last month’s tornado, but also sees improvements along the streets lined with debris and roofs covered with blue tarps. Some 170 homes were damaged in the neighborhood alone from the EF3 tornado, […]

David Knight has worked with Tupelo Public works for about 13 years. He is superintendent for right of way and grounds, and the days and weeks since the April 28 tornado have been among the busiest for Knight and his crew. One of his team’s jobs has been to make the experience a little less […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Members of the Northeast Mississippi Radio Amateurs get asked the same question regularly enough for it to be considered annoying. “They always want to know, ‘How is ham radio relevant today?’” said Joe Moffatt, 36, of Tupelo. Moffatt and his fellow amateur radio enthusiasts have a ready […]