JACKSON (AP) – Five Mississippi counties hit hard by late December storms and tornadoes are eligible for federal disaster aid. The White House said Monday that President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in the state, making funds available to people and businesses in Benton, Coahoma, Marshall, Quitman and Tippah counties. The declaration covers areas […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Recovery efforts continue in North Mississippi after damaging storms and tornadoes swept through the region Christmas Eve eve and Christmas Day. As the clean-up continues, municipalities and counties across the state have shown support for the communities affected. A group of Tupelo city officials and Mayor Jason […]

JACKSON (AP) – Gov. Phil Bryant has asked President Barack Obama to declare a major disaster in parts of Mississippi affected by tornadoes and severe storms that hit the state Dec. 23 through Dec. 28. Bryant’s office issued a statement Thursday saying the request is based on initial assessments made by local officials, the Mississippi […]

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Will Poplar talks about being thrown from his mobile home in Wlanut and suffering a fractured hip in the process as he tries to recover whatever he can on Monday.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – While the storm cells that brought tornadoes, heavy rains and flooding to the region have left, it will be a while before things return to normal. “It’s been a tough two weeks,” said Prentiss County Emergency Management Agency director Ralph Lauderdale. “I was glad to see the sun […]

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STORM UPDATES: 8:30 a.m. Authorities say teams of searchers are looking for three people still missing in Mississippi after Wednesday’s tornadoes. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Greg Flynn said Thursday a 35-person team was out looking for the two unaccounted people in Benton County, where he said at least two people died in the storms. […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather warning that will go through tomorrow afternoon and into tomorrow evening. Timing of the severe weather is not specific right now because of several uncertainties, according to Zach Maye NWS meteorologist. “Right now, the storm prediction center has your […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The storms that rolled through early Wednesday morning took their toll on downtown Okolona. Two century-old buildings in the 200 block of West Main Street were destroyed and a third was damaged. And officials are closely watching the buildings on either side. “(Around Nov. 7), we had some […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Northeast Mississippi will likely be spared the heaviest severe weather heading toward the state tonight and Wednesday, but heavy rains and powerful winds are still expected for the region, according to National Weather Service officials. A flash flood watch has been issued for 77 counties in Mississippi, including several in Northeast […]

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal TUPELO – Many counties and communities in Northeast Mississippi can expect widespread frost overnight Friday into Saturday morning as temperatures drop to near freezing in central and southern counties and to freezing or slightly below in some northern locations near the Alabama and Tennessee borders. A cold front was forecast […]