Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:41 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 were mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.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 >>
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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 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 >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:41:59 GMT
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday. Once deputies arrived to the home theyMore >>
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday.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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