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Ida damages more than 160 Mississippi homes

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Hurricane Ida damaged at least 164 homes in Mississippi, destroying six of those and leaving 42 with major damage, state officials said Wednesday. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency director Stephen McCraney also said at least 184 roads…

Possible tornado damage in Gulfport

A possible tornado touched down in Gulfport Sunday as one of Hurricane Ida’s powerful rain bands moved onshore. You can see the devastation left behind in the city. Local emergency managers…

State opens application to wild hog control program

The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce will begin accepting applications for its Wild Hog Control Program beginning July 26. The application period will close on Monday, August 9.  All Mississippi counties are eligible for the application period.  Wild hogs…

Flooding damages more than 120 homes in Mississippi

PEARL, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is continuing to assess damage caused by recent flash flooding. Parts of central and northern Mississippi were soaked by heavy rainfall starting last week. The downpour washed out some roads, making…

Ship Island reopens following Hurricane Zeta cleanup

Gulf Islands National Seashore has completed storm damage assessments and all facilities (dock, pier, boardwalk, restrooms, pavilions, snack bar, and Fort Massachusetts) on Ship Island remain closed due to extensive damage. The island reopened at 8 a.m. Monday, March 1,…

Update: Vet gets fallen tree off home with help

We have a happy update on a story that aired on WXXV last Monday. The fallen tree on disabled vet and Gulfport resident Brian McDowell’s home has been removed. During Zeta, a tree fell on McDowell’s mobile…

Gulfport resident still awaits help for Zeta damage

Gulfport residents are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta including disabled vet Brian McDowell. During Zeta, a tree fell on McDowell’s mobile home and cracked the roof on his and his wife’s bedroom. McDowell says…

Davis Bayou area reopens following Hurricane Zeta

Gulf Islands National Seashore has completed storm damage assessments and debris cleanup in the Davis Bayou Area and the area will reopen on Saturday under normal operating hours. The Davis Bayou campground will reopen at 10 a.m.  Reservations will be…

Coliseum postpones events in wake of Hurricane Zeta

The Mississippi Coast Coliseum said in press releases on Monday that a pair of scheduled events have been postponed because of Hurricane Zeta and ensuing power outages. Ice skating that was scheduled to open Oct. 31 has been rescheduled to…

Storms impact Ship Island Excursions

After many challenges this year, Ship Island Excursions is dealing with another one in the wake of Hurricane Sally. 2020 has once again provided a big hurdle for Ship Island Excursions. Captain Louis Skrmetta said, "I've been doing this for…

Reeves announces storm disaster assistance from SBA

Governor Tate Reeves on Friday announced disaster assistance for Mississippi businesses and residents hit by the severe storms and tornado on April 19, 2020. Working to help Mississippians recover from the devastation, Governor Reeves sent a letter to Administrator Jovita…

Governor Tate Reeves surveys tornado damage

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves today toured parts of the state that were hit hard by severe weather on Sunday. Soso was one of the areas in Jones County that suffered heavy damage. Drone video shows homes with roofs ripped off…

Severe weather damage in Hancock County

In Hancock County, residents are seeing some damage following the severe weather that moved through earlier. Around noon today, we had reports of a possible tornado touching down in the area. You can see tree limbs littering the streets and…