Thursday, May 23 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:38:18 GMT
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-oldMore >>
Socks, the dog reportedly burned this week by his owner, has died. That word comes from a George County Sheriff's deputy. Socks succumbed to injuries suffered after 20-year-old Brandon Pierce allegedly set his dog on fire Tuesday night. The suspect told deputies he torched the dog because he "wanted to help the dog go to heaven."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 >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:15 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:15:57 GMT
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night. Several WLOX viewers called our newsroom to tell us about it. One person called whileMore >>
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:25 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:25:10 GMT
The search is on in north Picayune for two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee. Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were last seen leaving a mobile home on Pea Ridge Road in Picayune.More >>
Two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee were captured around 6:30 Thursday morning according to Pearl River Sheriff's Department. According to Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison, Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were caught at the corner of Ozona Richardson Road and Richardson Road just after sunrise. That's the same general area authorities had searched Wednesday and early Thursday morning.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday - she lost.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday, she lost.More >>
PEARL RIVER COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - -
Danny Manley of the Pearl River County EMA says, "Probably 300 yards wide. It was a wide tornado as well. It was short lived. The wind had to be at least 90 mph in this storm."
As if Pearl River County hadn't been through enough weather related destruction in the past few months, the National Weather Service is confirming that an EF-1 tornado touched down around 5 p.m. Sunday. "The EF-1 tornado probably in the five years I've been the director I haven't seen a tornado do that much damage in my five years except for the Christmas day tornado"
Fortunately no one was hurt during Sunday's storm, however says county officials have become quite battle hardened lately in the wake of what started with a hurricane. "Hurricane Isaac came through caused a lot of damage. Two hundred homes had water in them and we had a lot of evacuations, swift water rescues"
If that wasn't enough the Pearl River County took the brunt of a holiday weather event . "The Christmas day tornados which really was a new dynamic, we haven't seen a tornado of that magnitude in this area in years," Manley says.
The December 25th tornado was classified as an EF-3, long track tornado, which leveled many homes and caused widespread damage just outside McNeil. Director Manley says through the course of these storms the EMA has been able to apply valuable lessons that will benefits safety for future events.
Director Manley says, "The thing about having these disasters is that our agency is getting really seasoned. Everybody knows our plans and sometimes a lot of places will have plans, but until you actually get to use the plan you're not sure how well it works, you haven't got all the kinks worked out"
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