Flooding on Main Street in New Albany. (New Albany Gazette)

Flash flooding reported in Union County

Daily Journal The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a flash flood emergency for Union County. At 2:02 p.m. the NWS reported...

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – One year after the tornado of 2014, Josh and Amanda Sullivan share a common bond unlike any other before with their Sharon Hills neighbors. The Tupelo couple always felt at home and close to the people around their Lynn Circle home. But it took an EF3 tornado ripping […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal Between 2:42 and 3:20 p.m. an EF3 tornado whipped through the clouds and tore a 31-mile path through Tupelo, Lee County and southern Itawamba County. With winds up to 150 miles an hour, the funnel flung trees, ripped roofs and damaged or destroyed more than 300 homes and businesses. “I […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal Megan Robinson’s home sat right next to St. Luke United Methodist Church in the Joyner neighborhood before it was leveled completely. Luckily, she and her family weren’t there. They waited out the storm in a relative’s storm shelter near Verona. “I could see it as we were driving out of […]

By William Moore Daily Journal Bill and Bonnie Mims were not at home, but their basement was the place to be. Fifteen adults and children along with three dogs and several cats rode out the tornado under the North Clayton Avenue house. “We were on the way back from Texas and kept getting calls all […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal A prayer Richard McCluney’s family always says together never meant so much to him as after the Memphis native rode out the 2014 tornado parked at a gas station in his Chevy Tahoe. “There’s one prayer my wife says with my boys every day where she says, ‘Lord … watch […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times Houston community’s Sandra Peoples said her new mobile home isn’t very much like her old house. In many ways, it’s better. It’s larger, for one thing, and has far more modern amenities than the house she called home for nearly 50 years. But it’s just not the same. “It’s […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Before the April 28th tornado, Jean Circle was a waving kind of neighborhood. Now it’s a stop-and-talk neighborhood, said Trish and Ronnie Johnson. “It did bring the neighborhood closer together,” Trish Johnson said. The tornado scored a direct hit on the small neighborhood off County Road 811. The walls […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal Father Lincoln Dall, priest at St. James Catholic Church in Tupelo, waited out the storm in the basement of the St. James office, behind the church on Gloster Street. Huddled with the two office cats, he said all he could hear above was the great snapping of trees. “I was […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal Jessica and Alfred Fears happily accepted a willow tree from their insurance agent last week as they finally moved back into their home. The tornado heavily damaged the Fears’ home near Elvis Presley Lake and it also ripped away the canopy of trees that once surrounded them. “You wouldn’t know […]