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Monday, November 24, 2014

David Shaw

Are you prepared for an emergency?

The question is simple. As is the answer. You either are or you’re not. Our View is that anyone not prepared should start working to prepare both an emergency kit and an emergency plan. (September 29, 2014, Page 4)

Heat hits area

Two months after the official arrival of summer, the Lafayette County area is finally getting hit with the kind of hot weather that typically arrives in early July. Residents are urged to take precautions to protect themselves from what could be dangerously high temperatures. (August 21, 2014, Page 1)

More snow, ice expected tonight

Roads in Oxford and Lafayette County aren’t expected to clear up a whole lot during the next 24 hours, and local and state officials are recommending drivers stay off area roads if possible. (more…) (February 11, 2014, Page 1)

LOU messy, but not bad after storm

No major damage was reported in Oxford and Lafayette County after Saturday’s storm. (December 23, 2013, Page 1)

Cold, wet and icy weather expected

Lafayette County will be under a winter weather advisory starting at noon Friday and running through about 9 p.m. National Weather Service Meteorologist Zach Maye said Lafayette County could see about a quarter-inch of ice accumulating on trees and power lines Friday afternoon. (December 5, 2013, Page 1, 2)

Earthquake drill set Thursday

Area emergency management officials are encouraging groups, businesses, schools and individuals to participate in Thursday’s earthquake drill, “2013 Central U.S. ShakeOut” and practice three easy steps — drop, cover and hold on. (October 16, 2013, Page 3)

Storms could possibly hit Oxford area

Tropical Storm Karen is not expected to affect the LOU community but we will still get a fair share of rain as a cold front moves into the area Saturday.

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Tuesday downpour causes flooding

A section of University Avenue was shut down for awhile Tuesday evening after about 4 inches of rain pummeled the city in an hour’s time causing several roads to flood. (September 11, 2013, Page 1)

Strong winds cause damage

A short but powerful storm ripped through Oxford Thursday, causing trees to fall on power lines and blocking some roads and causing some minor damage at Lafayette High School’s athletic fields. (May 31, 2013, Page 1A)

Area braces for storms

The National Weather Service issued a severe storm warning for Lafayette County. Strong thunderstorms are expected tonight between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. that could produce hail, high winds and tornadoes. (January 29, 2013, Page 1, 3)

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