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.
With parts of Hattiesburg ripped apart by a Sunday evening tornado, members of the First Presbyterian Church in Ocean Springs knew they had to act quickly to help.
Social media helped put out the word. Scott Castleman is the pastor.
"Yesterday morning, I put on Facebook that I was going to head up here today, and by the time lunch happened, 30 some odd people said they were going to join me and bring supplies and all kinds of stuff," Castleman explained.
The church is not alone. Mark Wells is a church elder.
"We have several other churches that are going to meet up us up there and so as a group we're going to try and clean up and do what we can and take assessment and see what's needed to be done for the future," Wells said.
What lies ahead is a mystery right now, according to Mona Loper with St. Paul United Methodist Church.
"I'm not sure what I expect to see. Knowing that I'm feeling like it's going to be pretty bad. And it's going to be something like we went through after Katrina," Loper said.
If there was one recurring theme on this mission of mercy to Hattiesburg, it's these church members and others from the coast who remember what happened to us seven and a half years ago in a storm called Katrina.
Church member Sonya White hasn't forgotten.
"I'm going because I'm in the medical field and it's important that we help others," White explained. "And when it came down to Katrina, the other churches are what really brought us through."
Pastor Castleman added, "Almost everyone that responded was the recipient of the same kind of mercy ministry in the wake of Katrina. It wasn't hard to get folks motivated to help out."
Before leaving the coast, a prayer was said. With that done, help is now on the way.
Church members say they will take as many trips as the need to in their efforts to help the city recover.
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