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Helping — because you can

Did you feel relief before you felt concern after  the severe storms and tornadoes blew through earlier this week? Editor Don Whitten writes that you’re not alone — that’s an expected reaction that turns into concern and wanting to help very quickly. (May 2, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Local crews respond to disaster

    Local emergency responders rushed to Lee County Monday afternoon to help with rescue, damage assessment and to restore power after a tornado wreaked havoc in Tupelo and around Lee County. (April 29, 2014, Page 1, 3)

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      Storm causes minor damage

      Last nights round of severe weather caused minor damage to the Lafayette-Oxford community. Power outages were seen all over the city. (April 4, 2014, Page 1A)

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        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)

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          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)

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            Being prepared

            The city of Oxford is hoping to be awarded a $750,000 grant from FEMA toward the construction of an emergency operations center. (June 8, 2011, Page 1A)

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              Local homeowners seek shelter from storms

              In a season that’s seen a series of deadly storms pass through the Southeast and witnessed devastation in cities like Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Joplin, Mo., Oxford-area residents are keen to find a way to add a shelter in or near their homes. (June 3, 2011, Page 1B)

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                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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                  Directions to the road to recovery

                  Around 70 to 80 people gathered at Pine Flat United Methodist Church Wednesday night to take part in a community meeting dealing with recovery efforts from the EF-3 tornado and straight-line winds that struck Lafayette County on April 27. Officials discussed ways to contact and file claims with FEMA officials, as well as ways to handle debris left by the violent storm. (May 5, 2011, Page 1)

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                    Recent reports reveal damage to homes, businesses

                    With Lafayette County now a federal disaster area, more help is on the way. For those impacted, call 1-800-621-FEMA. (May 2, 2011, Page 1A)

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