Residents work to recover one week after storms, tornadoes

One week ago, dozens of Mid-Southerners were looking for a new place to sleep as homes were destroyed across DeSoto County by storms and tornadoes. Now residents are taking the first steps to moving past the devastation.

  Memphis Hustle accepting donations in hopes to help storm vicitms in need

  More than 200 homes left damaged in DeSoto County

  DeSoto County using new technology to assess tornado damage

  NWS says straight-line winds caused drastic damage in Tunica, Miss.

  Firefighters offer helping hand after tornadoes strike DeSoto County

  Classes in session for DeSoto County Schools 2 days after tornadoes rip through the county

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BBB gives Mid-Southerners advice for dealing with storm damage

  Power restoration nearly complete after weekend storms, MLGW says

  Lengthy cleanup process expected after DeSoto County tornadoes

  NWS confirms two tornadoes tore through the Mid-South Saturday

Power crews continue to work to restore electricity as water rises in area rivers

  MLGW expects all power to be restored on Monday by midnight

  Restoration efforts underway in DeSoto County following weekend storms

Restoration efforts are in full force in DeSoto County after storms on Saturday ripped through the area.

  Family, neighbors pitch in to help clean up woman’s destroyed home

One family told WMC Action News 5 they feel lucky that their 89-year-old grandmother, who lives alone, survived after she took a direct hit from what is believed to be a tornado.

  Olive Branch residents faced with downed trees, damage after Saturday morning storms

The severe weather that tore through the Mid-South on Saturday uprooted trees and knocked down power lines.

Severe weather rips through Buena Vista community

Saturday morning’s storms brought heavy rain and high winds ripping through the Buena Vista community.

  MLGW expects multi-day restoration effort after Saturday morning storms

Gov. Phil Bryant signs declaration of emergency for Mississippi

  Marshall County residents come to grips with damage from weekend storm

  Thousands without power, storm damage reports flood in following severe weather across the Mid-South

  Panola County officials report widespread damage following severe weather

  FIRST ALERT: Strong storms prompt tornado and thunderstorm warnings across the Mid-South

  Tree falls on apartment building on East Parkway in Memphis

Two women were inside and said they heard what sounded like a very loud clap of thunder as the apartment vibrated.

Storms claim 3 lives in NW Louisiana; part of I-20 closed

Traffic on eastbound I-20 is being diverted at mile marker 49; westbound travelers are being detoured at mile marker 52

  Emergency, city officials across the Mid-South prepare for storm

Memphis city officials say they are actively watching weather reports and prepared to deploy crews as needed.

  MLGW, city crews preparing for weekend severe weather

With the threat of severe weather imminent, the city of Memphis and MLGW said they are ready to respond at a moment’s notice.

  Be prepared for severe weather this weekend in the Mid-South

Severe weather is expected to hit the Mid-South tonight and tomorrow. So it’s best to be prepared now.

15 tornadoes reported in Mississippi as governor declares state of emergency

Several tornadoes ripped through Mississippi on Monday, including tornadoes in Hinds, Lawrence, Jefferson Davis, Lee, and Amite counties.

  NWS surveying tornado damage in Miss. after tornadoes touch down in 25 counties

Here in the mid-south parts of northern Mississippi were in the path of storms. There was a tornado warning near Oxford Monday afternoon.

  Police spot tornado in Oxford after NWS issues Tornado Warnings for parts of north Mississippi

A strong line of storms has prompted severe storm warnings for parts of northern Mississippi.

Strong storms starting to exit but rain is not quite over

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for several counties in Mississippi.

  Tornadoes touch down near Jackson leaving homes damaged

People in Central Mississippi are cleaning up Wednesday morning after tornadoes touched down near Jackson.

  McNairy schools remain closed due to weekend storm

McNairy County Schools will be closed Wednesday due to damages caused by a storm that blew into the county over the weekend.

  McNairy County residents hit with deadly weekend storm

By Monday chainsaws, county-wide, were running full blast as neighbors pitched in to clean up.

  Nearly 700 residents relocated after EF-1 tornado strikes Cottonwood Apartments

As you walk through the Cottonwood Apartments you’ll find toys, litter and signs asking residents to vacate apartments.

  Memphis storm victims face long road to recovery

Memphians impacted by last Monday’s tornado face a long road to recovery.

Report: Man dies in storm while trying to save family pet

According to Tennessee River Valley News, 63-year-old Ray Wood was at home in Adamsville when the storms hit. Wood went outside to get a family pet when a tree fell on him.

  Storm resource center to remain open through Sunday for storm victims

The Shelby County and Memphis emergency management offices and the American Red Cross opened the center on Thursday.

  Severe weather strikes Mississippi, leaves path of destruction

The National Weather Service reported downed trees and shingles blown off home roofs as the storms rolled through the Corinth area.

  American Red Cross continues to work with families affected by the storm

Many people can't go home because of the damage the storm left behind.

  BBB issues warning amid tornado recovery efforts

Nancy Crawford with the Better Business Bureau said if you've seen storm damage, beware.

  Parkway Village residents wonder what’s next after tornado

The cleanup continues after Monday’s tornado and will continue for people in Parkway Village for the coming weeks and months.

Germantown sirens fail to sound ahead of Monday storms

Crews are now making needed repairs and conducting tests.

  Frayser residents left without power after severe weather strikes

The latest from the utility, 80% of customers impacted by the storm should have power restored by midnight.

  National Weather Service confirms tornado in Parkway Village

The storm had hurricane force winds peaking at 105 miles per hour.

  Volunteers help Tyronza, Arkansas recover from severe tornado damage

Part of the roof was ripped off the elementary school leaving behind glass, water and debris.

  Parkway Village neighborhood storm cleanup efforts continue

Cleanup efforts continue Monday night for Parkway Village that was in the path of the morning storms making it one of the hardest hit areas.

  Southeast Memphis neighbors pitch in on storm clean up

Neighbors living in parts of Southeast Memphis came together Monday morning.

  MLGW expects multi-day power restorations for Mid-Southerners due to storms

At the peak of the storm at 6:30 a.m. Monday, 42,500 customers were without power.​

  Memphis airport undergoes repairs following severe weather

No planes or travelers were injured, however, there were some delays.

  Homes damaged after storm hits neighborhood in Parkway Village

Monday morning’s storms really pounded a Parkway Village neighborhood, sending a massive tree crashing down onto a house.