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.
Advances in technology saved lives during the devastating tornadoes that tore through the state last week.
Harrison County Emergency Management Director Rupert Lacy says Dual-Polarization Doppler Technology allowed forecasters to see the shape and size of the twister and get the word out to hunker down.
"The biggest savings was the weather service ability to hone in on the tornadic activity," Lacy said.
It's an old technology that let people know they needed to get to safety.
When the twister started ripping through Hattiesburg, tornado sirens alerted people of the danger.
While Biloxi has at least a network of ten tornado sirens, Lacy said, paying for sirens in other parts of Harrison County isn't easy.
"It's another tool. I'm not going to say no to that, but I just don't see where we can find the funding for it," Lacy said.
Weather wise, it's been peaceful in Harrison County, but what's to happen if that changes and atornado is headed this way?
"Have a plan so that once the device goes off, you and your family knows what to do and you're prepared," Lacy added.
To avoid the danger of a storm download a free Weather App on your phone like the WLOX Weather App for Android or iPhone and smart tablet users.
"That will send an electronic message as soon as a watch comes out or a warning," Lacy explained.
Lacy also urges people to get a weather radio and FM device.
"These are a great thing you need in your home especially when you're sleeping, when weather could become a potential," Lacy said.
The purchase of more early warning weather sirens isn't financially viable on other parts of the coast. Lacy says it's still important for people to take personal responsibility when it comes to staying safe in dangerous weather.
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