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Lafayette County Emergency Management

County updates emergency plan

Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved the county emergency plan that was updated recently. (January 9, 2013, Page 2)

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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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      Good marks for storm response

      With Sunday’s snow fall being the most this area has seen at one time in more than 20 years, city and county officials have reviewed how they responded and decided their crews did a fine job overall. (January 12, 2011, Page 1A, 10A)

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        Winter storm packs wallop

        Oxford and Lafayette County residents woke up to a winter wonderland this morning, after a winter storm dumped close to 9 inches in some parts of the community. (more…) (January 10, 2011, Page 1)

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          Is snow headed our way?

          City and county crews are gearing up to prepare for what could be the worst snow storm since 1988, according to the National Weather Service..

          Snow is expected to move into the area around Sunday afternoon, with it getting increasingly heavy after 6 p.m., said meteorologist Ryan Husted with the National Weather Service. About 3 to 5 inches of snow are expected, however, Husted said if snow bands settle on top of Oxford, more than 6 inches could fall in the LOU area. (January 7, 2011, Page 1A)

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            Worst of storm misses Lafayette County

            A strong storm cell that wreaked havoc in some parts of Mississippi took it easier on Lafayette County, according to emergency management officials.

            No local reports have been made of damage due to the high winds associated with Monday night’s storm, said Oxford Emergency Coordinator Jimmy Allgood.

            In Lafayette County, Emergency Coordinator David Shaw said his office received a few reports of some trees being blown down. (November 30, 2010, Page 1)

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              Fall storm blows through county

              Mother Nature opened the door Tuesday, welcoming Mr. Fall into Oxford, hopefully ending an usually warm autumn.

              Fall announced his arrival in a big way, too, causing thunderstorms and reports of pea-sized hail in the College Hill area.

              The storms blew down several trees and knocked down some power lines around Oxford and Lafayette County, causing sporadic power outages around the area. However the rain did little to alleviate dry conditions around the county. (October 13, 2010, Page 3)

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                Shivers to run for county coroner

                Richard Shivers, owner of Shivers Towing, is tossing his hat into the ring for the race of County Coroner. A paramedic since 1985, Shivers says he has wanted to run for the County Coroner office for a long time, but did not want to run against long-time friend Lonnie Weaver. Now that Weaver resigned from his post, Shivers announced that he was going to run for the position. (September 13, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  2010 summer the fifth hottest on record

                  It’s not your imagination — it’s hot.
                  In fact, it’s really hot.
                  According to the National Weather Service, this summer has been the hottest summer since 1953. The hottest summer was 1952, followed by 1943, 1934 and 1953. (July 30, 2010, Page 5A)

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                    More tornado sirens installed

                    Two of five tornado sirens planned for Lafayette County have been put in place.
                    The first siren was installed at the Harmontown Fire Department last week. On Tuesday, Abbeville received its siren.
                    “We’re going to have to do some more programming,” said Lafayette County Emergency Management coordinator David Shaw. “But they are working well.” (June 30, 2010, Page 1)

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