Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:22:22 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains are mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.More >>
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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
BAY ST LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - Construction crews are all over Cedar Point digging up old storm damaged pipes and replacing them with new ones.
"This project is going to put the area back on the map," Public Works Director Buddy Zimmerman said. "Basically you'll have a brand new area. It will look like a brand new subdivision. All of the utilities will be there for the homeowners to rebuild in this area."
But will that happen? Housing experts say no.
Hancock Housing Resource Center Board President Chuck Benvenutti said, "I don't think the infrastructure work that's going on is going to make a difference. After the storm there was sewer and water that worked. It was very much compromised, but it still worked. If anybody wanted to rebuild they could."
Benvenutti said nearly four and a half years after Katrina, only a handful of residents have returned to Cedar Point.
"I would say that there is less than 20 percent, maybe 15 percent and maybe less than that," Benvenutti said.
He said it's not the lack of infrastructure, but it's the cost to build a home in the area and insure it.
Most of the Northern part of Cedar Point sits in high flood and velocity zones.
"If somebody wants to build a 1,500 square foot home in that area, you're looking at $200,000 - $300,000," said Benvenutti. "It's just not going to happen anytime soon. Even the flood insurance is going to be in some cases eight to 10 times more than it was before. There's a great concern. Just where is Cedar Point going to be 20 years from now?"
City leaders say the Infrastructure work underway in Cedar Point is now about 50 percent complete. The entire project is expected to be finished by this time next year.
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