Monday, May 20 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:54:08 GMT
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned. According to DMR Public Relations Manager Lauren Thompson said DMR received a report about the incident around 6:30 p.m.More >>
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:53:06 GMT
Community members and fellow classmates of Natalie Hightower are gathering tonight for a candlelight vigil in her honor. The 12-year-old Vancleave Middle School student underwent surgery this past MondayMore >>
They came, looking like a sea of orange--Natalie's favorite color, more than 200 strong.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:54:09 GMT
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue. HSSM released few details on the Monday rescue. They wouldn'tMore >>
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Wednesday's storms snapped trees, blew down signs and damaged homes in Hancock County's Kiln community. The Silver Creek Acres area was one of the hardest hit.
Michael Hoda said he, his fiancee, and her son received a rude awaking by Mother Nature Wednesday morning around 7am.
"I was in bed. The trailer went to shaking. I jumped up and a tornado come through," Hoda remembered. "A train coming through, roaring. The trailer jumping, vibrating. A scary feeling."
His fiancee, Rubie Lowery, agreed.
"I was scared my son was on the other end of the trailer," Lowery said. "I couldn't see him. I went to hollering for him to come to me. I was just scared of what was fixing to happen."
And it all happened in an instant. When the couple went outside, they found a mess. The skirting ripped off their mobile home and the foundation shifted.
"The two back blocks where the master bathroom and bedroom is at, them two blocks are leaning out, both sides of them. It shifted it. Cause I can tell on my front deck, the front deck was about a half inch from the mobile home, and it's right up against it now. So it shifted it to the east approximately an inch," Hoda said.
In his backyard, a large pine tree snapped, barely missing the house. And a wooden playhouse that stood up to Hurricane Katrina was no match for this storm system.
"It's been there about 18 years and it didn't survive this here."
On the next street over, winds toppled a smokehouse and pulled away more mobile home sheeting. And a few miles down the road on Highway 603, the Hancock Bank drive-thru was damaged and a nearby sign mangled.
Michael Hoda is just grateful his family is okay. Now he's focused on getting his home repaired.
"Just start cleaning up is all we can do, nothing else to do but start picking everything up."
Hancock County Emergency Management leaders are still trying to determine whether the damage was caused by extremely high straight line winds or an actual tornado.
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