Oxford heard sirens yesterday as a tornado warning was issued for the county. Pleasant weather is expected to follow the cold front that confronted the state. (October 14, 2014, Page 1)
Both the city and the county are updating their hazard mitigation plans which are required to be reevaluated every five years. Hazards include floods, tornadoes and man made threats. (September 17, 2014, Page 1)
Oxford Park Commission day campers were skilled in disaster preparedness activities Wednesday by local Emergency Management Coordinators. The children also constructed a mini disaster preparedness kit. (July 11, 2014, Page 1B)
Lafayette County gained another AmBus which will be converted into a 12 person ambulance and is used in the event of an emergency. (June 3, 2014, Page 1)
Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved the county emergency plan that was updated recently. (January 9, 2013, Page 2)
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)
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)
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)
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)