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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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Wildfire Threatens Houses

Updated: 03/25/2008 - Firefighters from all over Lauderdale County and the Mississippi Forestry Commission fought a large wildfire throughout the afternoon Tuesday.

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Strong Winds, Rain in Forecast

Updated: 03/18/2008 - The National Weather Service has issued wind and flash flood watches for portions of Mississippi as a storm system approaches the state from the west.

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Governor Gets Wind Pool Bill

Updated: 03/14/2008 - The Mississippi Senate has sent the governor a bill to put $25 million into a fund that assists the state wind pool.

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Storm Moves House Five Feet

Updated: 03/06/2008 - The strongest of all the tornadoes to strike Mississippi Monday may have been in the town of Shubuta.

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Lake Recovering from Storm

Updated: 03/04/2008 - A powerful storm system crossed Mississippi and hit the town of Lake, Miss., hard Monday night.

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Strong Storms Pound Twin States

Updated: 03/04/2008 - Possible tornadoes were reported in Newton and Clarke counties as a strong storm system moved through Mississippi. The same storm system also left scattered damage in Alabama.

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Planning in Advance of the Storm

Updated: 03/03/2008 - Local emergency and school officials gathered Monday afternoon to put a severe weather plan into action for expected storms Monday night and Tuesday morning.

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Rain Storms Cause Problems

Updated: 02/22/2008 - Heavy rains late Thursday and early Friday flooded several parts of Meridian and caused problems for some residents.

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Rain Welcomed and Looking for More

Updated: 02/21/2008 - The rain Mississippi has received over the last two months has made a difference in the state's drought levels. But some people are still looking for more rain.

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Salvation Army Prepared

Posted: 02/18/2008 - The Salvation Army's district headquarters has placed all local offices on standby, in case more post-tornado assistance is needed in Prattville, Ala.

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Schools Stay Weather-Ready

Updated: 02/13/2008 - Area schools have severe weather plans in place. They were put to the test Tuesday to protect students.

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Weather Prompts Schools to Take Precautions

Updated: 02/12/2008 - Some area schools took precautions to protect students when severe storms came through central and east Mississippi Tuesday afternoon.

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Storms Return to Mississippi

Updated: 02/12/2008 - A wall of thunderstorms, some severe and packing hail and destructive winds, has plowed into Mississippi Tuesday afternoon.

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High Tornado Tab Expected

Posted: 02/11/2008 - The price tag for this past week's tornadoes in Lafayette County will be costly, but the assessment is not yet complete.

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Governor Declares State of Emergency

Posted: 02/06/2008 - Gov. Haley Barbour declared a state of emergency in Mississippi counties affected by severe weather that spawned tornadoes.

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