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 […]

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal Additional significant rainfall has been forecast for Northeast Mississippi by the National Weather Service office in Memphis, extending into Friday night before tapering off from the southwest on Saturday. The weather service’s hazardous weather advisory issued late Thursday afternoon forecasts 2-3 inches of additional rain in some areas of Northeast […]

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Greg Richardson shovels more coal mix – a combination of tar and gravel – along South Thomas Street to repair the damage to the road caused by the winter weather that hit the area in the last few weeks. The work is a short-term solution to the problem, but city officials say long-term planning will be needed down the road.

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Though the winter weather is gone, the impact of the ice, snow and rain that hit the area the last few weeks will leave a lasting impact on roadways. City, county and state work crews have been traveling area roadways since the winter weather passed, identifying and locating […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal Although students are gone for spring break this week, Benton County School District Superintendent Jack Gadd is eager for classes to resume. That’s because his students have missed nine days of instruction since Feb. 16 due to snow and ice accumulations in the rural district. Combined with this week’s holidays, […]

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A Tupelo resident walks down Goodlett Street while battling a drizzling rain on Tuesday. The forecast calls for rain through Sunday.

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal In addition to making for soggy days, substantial rainfall across Northeast Mississippi until late Saturday will increase the risk of flooding on some rivers and creeks. Some monitoring stations reported either flood stages or “action” stages Tuesday with water rising toward a possible flood crest after three days of rain, […]