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.
Numerous sections of concrete sidewalks along Highway 90 that were completely rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina will have to be repaired or replaced once again. Hurricane Isaac caused extensive damage to many areas, mainly on the west end of Harrison County.
On Monday, MDOT started assessing the damage. Using a measuring wheel, a crew from the Mississippi Department of Transportation started tracking the length of damaged sidewalks. They found plenty to count all along the south side of Highway 90.
"It is extensive damage, especially in Pass Christian and Long Beach," said MDOT Area Engineer Gabe Faggard. "It's going to take a good bit of work to remove what has been damaged, as well as replace it."
That work includes tearing out the broken and buckled concrete, and filling in sections that have washed away. Faggard expects the repairs to be expensive.
"Just basically looking at what we have out on the ground now, you're looking somewhere between $1 million to $2 million to repair the sidewalks alone."
Faggard blames the mess on the persistent pounding from Hurricane Isaac's storm surge.
"A combination of storm surge and the wave action associated with that storm surge undermined the sidewalks," he said. "You've got movement of water, which pulls sand out from under the sidewalk causing settlement, as well as it's completely washed out. We've seen settlement as much as two to three feet in some areas. Where it was once leveled with the curb, it's dropped considerably."
The damage assessment should wrap-up Tuesday. MDOT will submit its report to FEMA and the Federal Highway Administration, hoping to get emergency funding to start putting back the pieces that Isaac tore apart.
If federal funding is approved soon, MDOT engineers expect to start the repairs within two months.
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