Saturday, May 18 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:00:02 GMT
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown. If confirmed, Brown would become the state's first black female district judge. Carl Tobias, aMore >>
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:21 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:21:44 GMT
State Senator Chris McDaniel, who's been an outspoken critic of Obamacare, is reacting to the ongoing IRS scandal. He says an IRS official who once oversaw a unit which targeted Tea Party groups has noMore >>
State Senator Chris McDaniel, who's been an outspoken critic of Obamacare, is reacting to the ongoing IRS scandal.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 4:16 PM EDT2013-05-18 20:16:49 GMT
The North Lamar Water Association has issued a boil water notice for all of Bellewood Subdivision until further notice. It was issued just before 3 p.m. Saturday. Officials with the association sayMore >>
Officials with the association say a break in a main water line prompted the notice.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
Saturday, May 18 2013 2:39 PM EDT2013-05-18 18:39:09 GMT
Former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat, now free from prison, still says he had no part in a murder plot that led to him spending almost 16 years in federal prison. Halat said he had "absolutely nothing" to doMore >>
Former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat, now free from prison, still says he had no part in a murder plot that led to him spending almost 16 years in federal prison.More >>
(RNN) –The National Weather Service downgraded Debby to a tropical depression in its 8 p.m. ET advisory Tuesday, with coastal and inland flooding remaining the chief threat to the coast.
High tides and the storm surge will most likely flood costal areas that are already dealing with rainfall totals that range from 10 inches to more than 2 feet.
The slow-moving storm was moving east-northeast at just 10 mph, packing winds of about 35 mph at 5 a.m. ET Wednesday. The storm is expected to move into the Atlantic Ocean during the day.
Debby dumped massive amounts of rain on parts of the Florida panhandle Tuesday, closing Interstate 10 near Lake City, FL.
The Florida Department of Transportation's 511 Website said that about 25 miles of Interstate 10 between Lake City and Sanderson was closed due to flooding on Tuesday. That stretch of highway, which runs through the Osceola National Forest, remains closed, and that area has received more than 20 inches of rain.
A mandatory evacuation order was issued Tuesday by authorities in Pasco County for 2,000 homes near the Cotee, Anclote and Pithlachascotee rivers because of flooding.
Debby may produce 4 to 8 inches of rain over northern Florida during the next few days, with an additional 1 to 3 inches of rain over southeastern Georgia. However, a total of 25 inches of rain is possible in some areas of northern Florida.
Coastal watches and warnings have been lifted. The storm was located 25 miles southeast of St. Augustine, FL, by 5 a.m. ET.
An isolated tornado threat continues on Wednesday.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a statewide emergency in response to the storm.
"We're bringing in all emergency support personnel to coordinate activities, so we can have the right response," Scott said in a news conference from Tallahassee, FL on Monday.
Over the weekend, high winds, tornadoes and waterspouts were reported across Florida. A tornado killed one person near Sarasota, FL. But flooding seems to be what will cause the most damage.
Roads in cities along the Gulf of Mexico were closed due to high water. In Pasco County, FL, some residents from a mobile home park needed to be rescued due to flooding.
Some areas may experience flooding from the high tide which will be affected by the storm surge. A flash flood warning is effect for most of the Florida Panhandle, according to the Florida Division of Emergency Management.
The agency also warns people to stay out of the water due to dangerous rip currents.
Debby's strongest winds and much of the heaviest rainfall was on the east side of the storm, well removed from the center of circulation.
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Sunday, May 19 2013 9:45 AM EDT2013-05-19 13:45:31 GMT
Life through the eyes of a child is often thought to be innocent and colorful. But, that life isn't the same experience for kids who are blind and visually impaired. That's why every year, MississippiMore >>
Every year, Biloxi Lions club puts on a Sea and Sun camp for kids ages 5 to 15 who are visually impaired, giving them the opportunity to experience the fun they often miss out on.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:04 AM EDT2013-05-19 05:04:28 GMT
A body discovered in Clinton Saturday night has led to a homicide investigation. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart confirms a body was discovered, although few other details are known. The bodyMore >>
A body discovered in Clinton Saturday night has led to a homicide investigation. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart confirms a body was discovered but few other details have been released.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:25 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:25:19 GMT
Hundreds of students have received degrees from William Carey University during commencement ceremonies this weekend. Among them are four from China, who are the first to graduate as part of a recently-establishedMore >>
Hundreds of students have received degrees from William Carey University during commencement ceremonies this weekend.More >>
Workers are set to begin demolishing perhaps the most famous symbol of Superstorm Sandy's devastation along New Jersey's shoreline.More >>
Riding the Jet Star roller coaster as a girl vacationing at the Jersey shore, Nicole Jones said there was always that one breath-catching moment when the passenger cars swerved toward the ocean, as if threatening to dump...More >>
Tuesday, April 30 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-04-30 14:45:27 GMT
Six months since the Superstorm Sandy hit Connecticut's shores and tore down a number of homes in Milford this past November, the cleanup efforts continued Monday. Crooked porches, hanging roofs and bustedMore >>
Six months since Superstorm Sandy hit Connecticut's shores and tore down a number of homes in Milford this past November, the cleanup efforts continued Monday.More >>
Friday, April 26 2013 7:03 AM EDT2013-04-26 11:03:49 GMT
(RNN) - Most natural disasters come as a surprise to all homeowners, but not being covered can be surprising and costly when you aren't sufficiently insured. One major insurance company is aiding homeownersMore >>
For homeowners, the instance of having insurance is not the only part in being prepared for severe weather when it strikes.More >>
Monday, April 15 2013 9:06 PM EDT2013-04-16 01:06:27 GMT
A new audit released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor says the state could be on the hook for hundreds of millions in disaster relief payback. The money was supposed to help property ownersMore >>
A new audit released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor says the state could be on the hook for hundreds of millions in disaster relief payback. The money was supposed to help property owners recover from Hurricanes Rita and Katrina.More >>
Monday, April 8 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-04-08 23:09:50 GMT
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Hurricane Season officially starts June 1st, but emergency management and disaster relief organizations are already hard at work getting ready for the season, saying the riskMore >>
Hurricane Season officially starts June 1st, but emergency management and disaster relief organizations are already hard at work getting ready for the season, saying the risk of a big storm is always there.More >>
(RNN) - As Hurricane Sandy continues its roll towards the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, people in some of the nation's most populated cities have either evacuated hunkered down to ride out what has becomeMore >>
Sandy, no longer a hurricane, has made landfall along the southern coast of New Jersey. More >>
Sunday, October 28 2012 7:34 PM EDT2012-10-28 23:34:19 GMT
You may have the luxury of seeing a hurricane coming, but that doesn't mean you can wait until it arrives to prepare. Days before a hurricane arrives you should plan for the major weather event to keepMore >>
Days before a hurricane arrives you should plan for the major weather event to keep you and your family safe.More >>
Thursday, August 30 2012 1:35 AM EDT2012-08-30 05:35:36 GMT
(RNN) - After crashing into southern Louisiana Tuesday evening, Hurricane Isaac erratically continues its course across several southern states, bringing torrential rain and power outages to areas in its path. AlthoughMore >>
Hurricane Isaac continues to dump double-digits of rain over some parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. More >>
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