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Dry Weather Again Problem

Updated: 01/05/2008 - The Meridian Fire Department is halting the issuance of burn permits and asking citizens to refrain from burning due to current weather conditions.

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2007 Ends In Moderate Drought

Updated: 12/31/2007 - This will mark the second consecutive year that East Mississippi and West Alabama end the year with drought conditions.

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Severe Weather Strikes South Mississippi

Posted: 12/20/2007 - Authorities say a powerful storm system, possibly packing a tornado, left at least two people injured and damaged some structures in Lincoln and Jones counties Thursday.

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Gulf Spared Devastating Hurricanes in '07

Updated: 11/30/2007 - Hurricane season officially ended Friday. While an active storm system was predicted, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana were spared a destructive storm.

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Cold Weather Bites Consumers

Updated: 11/16/2007 - Home heating costs are expected to jump soon, due to utilities raising their rates.

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First Fall Freeze Ahead

Updated: 11/06/2007 - A cold front that moved through the area Tuesday morning will bring the first freeze of the fall to the Twin States.

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Rain Brings End to Burn Ban

Posted: 10/24/2007 - The Meridian Fire Department has ended its latest burn ban, due to steady rain during the past couple of days.

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Storms Leave Trail of Damage

Posted: 10/23/2007 - Possible tornadoes heavily damaged homes and buildings in some parts of rural west Alabama and flooded roads in Mobile County as a storm front moved through the state.

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Preparing for Severe Weather

Updated: 10/17/2007 - Severe Weather Awareness Day was observed Wednesday, which included a tornado drill for schools.

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MEMA: "Prepare But Don't Panic"

Posted: 09/21/2007 - A tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico could threaten the Mississippi coast late Friday or early Saturday according to Mississippi Emergency Management officials.

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NWS Changing Weather Warnings

Posted: 09/18/2007 - The National Weather Service is changing the way it issues severe weather warnings.

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Apartment Fire Affects Eight Families

Updated: 09/13/2007 - A lightning strike at an apartment complex in Livingston caused a fire that has chased twenty people from their homes.

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Debris Burn Gets Out of Control

Posted: 09/10/2007 - Close to 200 acres of land burned over the weekend in Kemper County, after a controlled burn got out of control.

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"Code Red" Alert System Reminder

Updated: 09/03/2007 - The free "Code Red" alert notification system will deliver important messages from designated city officials by phone to Meridian residents.

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City Announces 'Code Red' Alert System

Updated: 08/30/2007 - The city of Meridian announced a new community alert system designed to keep the public better informed in emergencies. There is no cost for sign-up.

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Red Cross Ready for Next 'Katrina'

Updated: 08/28/2007 - The American Red Cross has undergone many lessons learned in the two years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. The non-profit organization says it is prepared to respond again.

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Second Lunar Eclipse This Year

Posted: 08/28/2007 - Early risers were able to see a rare lunar eclipse, the second of 2007. Another happened in March.

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