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  • Mississippi Severe weather Awareness Week Day 1: Severe Thunderstorms

    Mississippi Severe weather Awareness Week Day 1: Severe Thunderstorms

    Monday, June 18 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-06-18 20:57:53 GMT
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    While only a fraction of all thunderstorms are severe, those are the storms people tend to remember the most. 

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    While only a fraction of all thunderstorms are severe, those are the storms people tend to remember the most. 

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  • How can a tornado form from an ordinary, summertime thunderstorm?

    How can a tornado form from an ordinary, summertime thunderstorm?

    Tuesday, July 12 2016 6:20 PM EDT2016-07-12 22:20:40 GMT
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    It was just another ordinary thunderstorm in western Jefferson Davis County until a brief tornado touched down Sunday night.

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    It was just another ordinary thunderstorm in western Jefferson Davis County until a brief tornado touched down Sunday night.

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  • Why are severe storms less common in May?

    Why are severe storms less common in May?

    Tuesday, May 10 2016 3:37 PM EDT2016-05-10 19:37:36 GMT
    Tuesday, May 10 2016 4:01 PM EDT2016-05-10 20:01:34 GMT
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    Have you wondered why severe weather season calms down around May in the Pine Belt, just as it ramps up in the Great Plains?

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    Have you wondered why severe weather season calms down around May in the Pine Belt, just as it ramps up in the Great Plains?

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  • Where is your closest river flood gauge?

    Where is your closest river flood gauge?

    Monday, March 14 2016 3:19 PM EDT2016-03-14 19:19:52 GMT
    Monday, March 14 2016 4:04 PM EDT2016-03-14 20:04:10 GMT

    River level gauges are few and far between. 

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    River level gauges are few and far between. 

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    How are tornado ratings determined?

    How are tornado ratings determined?

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 4:44 PM EST2016-02-17 21:44:58 GMT
    Wednesday, February 17 2016 4:47 PM EST2016-02-17 21:47:19 GMT
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    The recent tornadoes across the Pine Belt may have you wondering, how do the National Weather Service know the exact strength of a tornado?  More >>

    The recent tornadoes across the Pine Belt may have you wondering, how do the National Weather Service know the exact strength of a tornado? 

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  • What exactly is a severe thunderstorm?

    What exactly is a severe thunderstorm?

    Friday, February 19 2016 4:07 PM EST2016-02-19 21:07:06 GMT
    Tuesday, February 23 2016 3:58 PM EST2016-02-23 20:58:40 GMT
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    Have you ever been in one of those thunderstorms where lightning is popping nearly continuous all around you or the rain is so heavy you can’t see your neighbor’s house? 

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    Have you ever been in one of those thunderstorms where lightning is popping nearly continuous all around you or the rain is so heavy you can’t see your neighbor’s house? 

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  • Hurricane Preparedness

    Hurricane Preparedness

    Friday, August 25 2017 7:07 PM EDT2017-08-25 23:07:06 GMT

    All eye are on Harvey in the Gulf and now is the time to prepare while its still a few days away  One of the most important things you can do to be ready is to have a hurricane preparedness kit. So what items should your hurricane kit included? Here is what Meteorologist Joanne Culin at the National Weather Service in Jackson recommends.  Water. At least one gallon per person, per day, for seven to ten days. Because water line may be cut off or you may not have access to c...

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    All eye are on Harvey in the Gulf and now is the time to prepare while its still a few days away  One of the most important things you can do to be ready is to have a hurricane preparedness kit. So what items should your hurricane kit included? Here is what Meteorologist Joanne Culin at the National Weather Service in Jackson recommends.  Water. At least one gallon per person, per day, for seven to ten days. Because water line may be cut off or you may not have access to c...

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  • How hydrologists forecast flooding

    How hydrologists forecast flooding

    Wednesday, March 30 2016 8:58 PM EDT2016-03-31 00:58:56 GMT
    Wednesday, March 30 2016 9:37 PM EDT2016-03-31 01:37:50 GMT
    Photo Credit: WDAM U.S. Geological Survey river level meter.Photo Credit: WDAM U.S. Geological Survey river level meter.

    While meteorologists forecast weather systems like rain in the atmosphere, hydrologists forecast flooding. 

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    While meteorologists forecast weather systems like rain in the atmosphere, hydrologists forecast flooding. 

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  • Tips for filing an insurance claim after flooding

    Tips for filing an insurance claim after flooding

    Monday, March 14 2016 8:51 PM EDT2016-03-15 00:51:22 GMT
    Monday, March 14 2016 9:44 PM EDT2016-03-15 01:44:17 GMT
    Photo Credit: WDAM Flooded house in Forrest CountyPhoto Credit: WDAM Flooded house in Forrest County

    If you're recovering from storm damage and flooding, there are some things to know before you file an insurance claim. Copyright WDAM 2016. All Rights Reserved. 

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    If you're recovering from storm damage and flooding, there are some things to know before you file an insurance claim. Copyright WDAM 2016. All Rights Reserved. 

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  • How to file a storm damage insurance claim

    How to file a storm damage insurance claim

    Wednesday, February 24 2016 6:31 PM EST2016-02-24 23:31:49 GMT
    Wednesday, February 24 2016 8:41 PM EST2016-02-25 01:41:25 GMT
    Lamar County residents pick up the pieces after damaging storms./WDAMLamar County residents pick up the pieces after damaging storms./WDAM

    Many Pine Belt residents are picking up the pieces after Tuesday's storms, and part of that clean up often includes filing an insurance claim.

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    Many Pine Belt residents are picking up the pieces after Tuesday's storms, and part of that clean up often includes filing an insurance claim.

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  • Why are so many trees falling in the storms?

    Why are so many trees falling in the storms?

    Tuesday, November 29 2016 11:43 PM EST2016-11-30 04:43:29 GMT
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    Experts say trees that should have been falling for months are all going down now, because we haven't had bad wind or rain for a while. 

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    Experts say trees that should have been falling for months are all going down now, because we haven't had bad wind or rain for a while. 

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  • Bicycle helmets protect against head trauma during tornadoes

    Bicycle helmets protect against head trauma during tornadoes

    Wednesday, February 24 2016 6:42 PM EST2016-02-24 23:42:50 GMT
    Wednesday, September 14 2016 6:42 PM EDT2016-09-14 22:42:59 GMT
    It is a no brainier when it comes to protecting yourself, including your head, when you are in the path of severe weather.It is a no brainier when it comes to protecting yourself, including your head, when you are in the path of severe weather.

    It's a no brainer, when it comes to protecting yourself including your head when you are in the path of severe weather.

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    It's a no brainer, when it comes to protecting yourself including your head when you are in the path of severe weather.

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  • How to stay safe during a flood

    How to stay safe during a flood

    Thursday, March 10 2016 12:18 PM EST2016-03-10 17:18:05 GMT
    Thursday, March 10 2016 12:18 PM EST2016-03-10 17:18:05 GMT
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    There is potential for flooding in The Pine Belt. 

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    There is potential for flooding in The Pine Belt. 

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  • What you need to know about tornado sirens

    What you need to know about tornado sirens

    Tuesday, February 23 2016 3:12 PM EST2016-02-23 20:12:40 GMT
    Tuesday, February 23 2016 3:13 PM EST2016-02-23 20:13:44 GMT
    With severe weather trekking across the Pine Belt Tuesday, it is vital to know the importance of tornado sirens.  More >>

    With severe weather trekking across the Pine Belt Tuesday, it is vital to know the importance of tornado sirens. 

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  • What to do during a tornado

    What to do during a tornado

    Here are some tips for seeking shelter if you're under a tornado warning. 

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    Here are some tips for seeking shelter if you're under a tornado warning. 

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