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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

David Shaw

Preparing for wide ranges of bad weather

Last week was recognized as Severe Weather Awareness Week and Editor Don Whitten reminds readers of how varied the weather can be locally at this time of the year. Are you prepared for the extremes – from snow and ice storms to thunderstorms and tornadoes? (February 22, 2012, Page 4)

Earthquake drill set Tuesday

Stop drop and hold on is the key during an earthquake. A drill will occur at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday in nine states to help prepare for earthquakes in the region. (February 6, 2012, Page 1A)

Cool temps bring risks

Severe weather, tornadoes and an increase in house fires can be possible during the fall and winter months in Lafayette County. (October 25, 2011, Page 1)

CodeRed system to keep area informed

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved a contract with CodeRed emergency warning systems, that will allow all Oxford and Lafayette County residents to receive weather and other emergency warnings on their phones. (October 5, 2011, Page 1)

More rain expected today

Tropical Storm Lee dumped about 6 inches of rain in Oxford and Lafayette County Sunday. The LOU area could see an additional 4 inches of rain today as the storm moves northeast. No major flooding has been reported thus far. (September 5, 2011, Page 1A)

Wet Labor Day forecast for area

Tropical Depression 13 is expected to dump inches of rain in the Gulf Coast states Sunday and Monday but how much rain Oxford will see is still unknown. (September 2, 2011, Page 3A)

Have fun, but be responsible

With many folks planning on barbecuing and spending time outdoors this weekend, taking a few extra steps and can helps keep everyone safe and sound. (July 1, 2011, Page 1A)

Storm victims face Tuesday deadline

The last day for victims of the April 27th storms to register for federal assistance is Tuesday. So far, in Lafayette County, 191 people have registered for help. (June 27, 2011, Page 1)

Funds available for storm shelters

Thanks to grants being offered by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, Lafayette County residents can get up to $4,000 to help build a safe room or storm shelter at their home. (June 6, 2011, Page 2)

Community begins to rebuild

The storms on April 27 — one month ago today — destroyed 18 homes and damaged hundreds of other homes and businesses around the county. The neighborhoods of Pine Flat, Yocona and north Oxford are rebuilding as the community joins together to help form a new long-term recovery group. (May 27, 2011, Page 1A, 8A)

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