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.
We are still months away from the end of hurricane season and should a major hurricane bear down on the coast, a Long Beach aldermen believes damage caused by a neighbor's unsecured trash shouldn't be a worry.
Ward Five's Mark Lishen wants the city to pass an ordinance about requiring businesses and construction sites to take action before a hurricane hits.
When the tidal surge comes in, Lishen said dumpsters can turn into battering rams.
"The dumpsters are certainly something that when they begin to float can cause damage to adjacent property owners. We need to look at things like that," Lishen said. "When our fire chief asks that those things be removed prior to a storm and they're not and they float away and cause some damage, then we have problems."
To avoid problems from floating dumpsters or flying debris and building materials, Lishen said the city should pass a pre-disaster ordinance for businesses and construction sites. He admits right before Hurricane Isaac made landfall getting residential garbage picked up was also an issue.
Lishen said, "It should have been Advanced Waste's problem in that it was a Monday in one of their scheduled days to pick up trash. They did not come out, so I believe Monday morning or Monday afternoon our city crews went out and did that."
"It created an expense and concern for us in that it's not something that we normally have to deal with," Lishen said. "Those guys needed to be out making sandbags and cleaning storm inlets prior to the hurricane. Not picking up someone else's trash."
Right now, Lishen's proposal doesn't penalize homeowners who leave out trash and debris ahead of a hurricane, but he said that could change.
"With Waste Pro coming in, I think we want to take a look at them. See what their policy is for doing residential pickup prior to a disaster. But depending on what their answer is, then we may need to go one beyond that and have some sort of ordinance in place that restricts people from putting out a lot of debris prior to an event," Lishen said.
He said some cities along the East Coast already have similar ordinances.
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