Hurricane Laura has downgraded to a tropical storm as it heads towards the Mid-South. Everyone from local emergency agencies to MLGW is on standby as they anticipate high winds and flooding Friday night as the storm makes it’s way through the area.
Thousands of Mid-Southerners were in the dark Friday night, thanks to storms that brought down trees and power lines. One family in Wynne, Arkansas was lucky to escape without injury when a tree came crashing down.
A Mississippi woman had to crawl to safety after her home was crushed by one of her neighbor's trees. Now, she doesn’t have money to fix her home and she believes her neighbor should pay for the damage because the tree was on his property.
The declaration enables all state agencies to ramp up coordination of their emergency responses with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and enables them to fast-track coordination at all levels of government in Mississippi.
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.
A strong low-pressure system brought an intense line of rain and storms to parts of the Mid-South early Saturday morning, including damaging wind and the chance reports of isolated tornadoes. We declared Saturday a First Alert Weather Day.