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Tornado Tears Through Minnesota

Posted: 06/06/2008 - A half-mile-wide tornado cut a trail of destruction through northwestern Minnesota Friday.

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Drought Declared For California

Posted: 06/06/2008 - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared that California is in a drought following two years of below-average rainfall.

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EMEPA Urges Preparation

Updated: 06/03/2008 - With hurricane season underway, East Mississippi Electric Power Association is helping area residents prepare in case a storm strikes.

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Emergency Officials Say Be Prepared

Posted: 05/30/2008 - With hurricane season upon us, the government emergency agencies advise residents and businesses to prepare for potential disaster.

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2008 May Be Record Year for Tornadoes

Posted: 05/28/2008 - Just four years ago, the U.S. racked up more than 1,800 tornadoes during the year. So far this year, there have been nearly 1,200.

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Cogon Grass Compared to Kudzu

Updated: 05/23/2008 - The Mississippi Forestry Commission says there is help for landowners fighting a fire hazard, cogon grass.

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Mississippi and Alabama Refine Response

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Mississippi and Alabama officials met together for a storm preparation conference, with the hurricane season beginning June 1.

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Rain Brings Back Okatibbee

Updated: 05/17/2008 - For the first time in two years, the Meridian area's largest beach will be open for the summer.

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Possible Tornado Causes Damage

Updated: 05/08/2008 - There has been structural damage in Tupelo from a tornado or straight line winds Thursday morning, but no injuries reported.

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Meridian Burn Ban Lifted

Posted: 04/30/2008 - The Meridian Fire Department has lifted a burn ban within the city limits.

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Farmers Try to Save Crops

Updated: 04/14/2008 - Farmers are concerned about what a spring freeze could do to their crops.

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Freeze Warning for Twin States

Updated: 04/14/2008 - A freeze warning is in effect from late Monday night into early Tuesday for Mississippi and Alabama.

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Storm Spotters Sought

Updated: 04/11/2008 - The Sumter County Emergency Management Agency is offering free storm spotter classes.

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Stormy Pattern Not Likely to Change

Updated: 04/10/2008 - It has been a stormy spring so far in Mississippi and Alabama. And apparently, the pattern will continue in the coming weeks.

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More Storms Coming

Updated: 04/10/2008 - The National Weather Service says hail and severe thunderstorms are possible late Thursday and early Friday in the northwestern third of the state.

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Eight Hurricanes Predicted in 2008

Posted: 04/09/2008 - Noted hurricane researcher, William Gray, is forecasting a "well above average" Atlantic storm season this year.

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FEMA to Assess Damage

Posted: 04/09/2008 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has sent teams into central Mississippi to tour areas where violent storms damaged homes.

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Sumter County Cleaning Up

Updated: 04/07/2008 - Weather that pounded Mississippi Friday moved east into Alabama and left its mark.

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Serious Damage Recorded from Storm

Updated: 04/07/2008 - Residents of east and central Mississippi spent the weekend recovering from Friday storms that ripped across the state.

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Thousands Still Without Power

Posted: 04/07/2008 - Entergy Mississippi officials say 19,000 people are still without electricity Monday, three days after tornadoes ripped through the central part of the state.

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Powerful Storm Blows Across Mississippi and Alabama

Updated: 04/04/2008 - The National Weather Service issued tornado and severe thunderstorm alerts for areas in the path of the fast moving system that produced heavy rain, strong wind gusts, lightning and hail.

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City Declares Emergency

Posted: 04/04/2008 - The city of Meridian declared a state of emergency Friday due to damage caused by storms.

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Meridian Enacts Burn Ban

Updated: 03/27/2008 - The Meridian Fire Department is asking the public to discontinue burning, because of high winds and dry conditions.

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