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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)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Mary “Sitty Bell” Staub writes to urge residents and officials to make sure everyone is doing all they can to be prepared for flooding. (August 21, 2013, Page 4)

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      Heavy rains cause flash floods

      A remnant of Tropical Storm Isaac wreaked havoc Sunday night, dumping 4 to 6 inches of rain in 90 minutes. Several roads and some homes were flooded. (September 4, 2012, Page 1)

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        Any thoughts on flood control?

        Oxford city officials are asking anyone living in the Avent Park area or who are just concerned about Avent Park to attend a public meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the Oxford Conference Center to discuss ways to help alleviate flooding in the area. (March 5, 2012, Page 1A)

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          Sturm Und Drang

          Americans are now experiencing tremendous storm and stress – or Sturm und Drang, as the Germans call it. Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the challenges we’ve faced through the years, and notes that we should use the upcoming Memorial Day holiday to honor those who gave on battlefields – but also those who fought and won economic and natural wars on the home front. (May 24, 2011, Page 4)

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            Little Tallahatchie River threatens to spill over due to heavy rains

            The rain stopped just in time to prevent the Little Tallahatchie River at Etta from overflowing. At 9 p.m. Wednesday, the river crested at 25.3 feet. Flood level is 25 feet. (March 10, 2011, Page 8)

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              Flooding woes soon to be solved?

              Residents living in the flood-prone Chandler Avenue neighborhood near the Oxford Cemetery may soon not have to be so anxious whenever a rain storm passes through town. A long-sought-after drainage improvement project to install additional pipes has begun. (July 29, 2010, Page 1)

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                FEMA offers advice; info on keeping homes safe

                The Federal Emergency Management Agency is on hand throughout the week at the Oxford Home Depot to offer suggestions on how to keep homes safe when severe weather strikes. (June 3, 2010, Page 1)

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                  City braces for more rain

                  With the two flooding incidents this spring, the city of Oxford is keeping a watchful eye during today’s expected thunderstorms and possible flood watch. Mayor Pat Patterson added that residents should check their drains and make sure leaves and other debris are cleared away. (May 20, 2010, Page 1, 5)

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                    Deluge hits homes

                    Several homes were flooded after a thunderstorm Sunday evening brought 2 to 3 inches of rain to the Oxford area within an hour and more than 6 inches in a three-hour period. (May 17, 2010, Page 1A, 3A)

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