Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:45:08 GMT
A Moselle man is at risk of losing his home after last week's flooding. Bruce Frazier's home on Turtle Bluff Road was 15 feet from the Leaf River until what he described as an eddy hole washed away aMore >>
A Moselle man is at risk of losing his home after last week's flooding.More >>
Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-04-15 17:07:30 GMT
Many Mid-Michigan waterways and streets are flooded after the weekend's strong storms. Several counties are now under flood watches. In Midland and Saginaw counties, the National Weather Service has issuedMore >>
Many Mid-Michigan waterways and streets are flooded after the weekend's strong storms. More >>
Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-15 10:54:09 GMT
Rain continues to cause the Pascagoula River to rise, pushing water onto roadways and underneath houses in the Cumbest Bluff Community.More >>
Rain continues to cause the Pascagoula River to rise, pushing water onto roadways and underneath houses in the Cumbest Bluff Community. The National Weather Service is predicting the river could rise another half of a foot by Wednesday.More >>
Friday, April 11 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-04-12 03:51:28 GMT
Heavy rains overnight Sunday and into Monday have caused flooding in some areas of the state, but even as the rain has moved out of the area, the Doppler 12 StormVision team says river flooding will beMore >>
The swollen rivers in the River Region are starting to recede. Many rivers in the WSFA 12 News viewing area flooded this week after heavy rains Sunday night and Monday morning. More >>
Tuesday, April 8 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-04-08 21:25:48 GMT
All lanes Highway 49 are closed down right now due to flooding. Water is covering the road around Dabbs Creek in Simpson County. We'll update this story and alert when ever we get new information. CopyrightMore >>
If you travel Highway 49 in the Mendenhall area, you need to find another route. The highway is once again closed in both directions due to flooding. Additionally, Highway 13 three miles north of Mendenhall is closed due to flooding.More >>
Thursday, April 10 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-04-10 19:13:00 GMT
A Columbia doctor charged with sexual battery has taken his own life. Dr. Martin Ugwudike was found dead in his home in the Canebrake subdivision near Hattiesburg just before noon. Ugwudike, who hasMore >>
A Columbia doctor charged with sexual battery has taken his own life. More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:01:26 GMT
Dozens of Petal residents and members of nearly one dozen Native-American tribes from six Southeastern states are engaging in an exchange of cultures for the first time in the Friendly City this weekend.More >>
Members of the Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee and other tribes are taking part in the 12th annual Golden Eagle Pow Wow.More >>
(RNN) - Between the large amounts of snow due to melt and the approaching severe weather season bringing chances of torrential rain, it's important to be prepared now in case of flooding. According to Ready.gov, floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States and not all are alike. Here are a few tips on how to be prepared for a flood before, during and after.
Get flood insurance. Standard homeowners insurance doesn't cover flooding. The lower the flood risk, the lower the flood insurance premium will be.
Make a family communication plan. Ready.gov has a family communication plan for parent and kids for advance preparation on how to get to a safe place, how to contact one another and how the family will get back together.
Build an emergency kit. It's important to have food, water and other supplies to last your family at least 72 hours. Your supply kit should also contain items that will help your family manage just in case basic services like electricity, gas, water and sewage are cut off.
Unless your family has elevated and reinforced floors in the home, avoid building a floodplain.
The eclectic panel, water heater, and the furnace should be elevated if you live in a high flood risk area.
Consider constructing barriers to stop floodwater from entering the home and waterproof the walls in the basement.
Install check valves in your home to prevent flooding form backed up drains.
Listen to the weather radio or television for weather updates and information.
Be aware of areas near the home that are known to flood.
If told to do so, turn off utilities, disconnect electric appliances and do not touch any electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water.
Bring in any outside furniture, and move inside items to an upper floor.
Do not park your car around rivers or creeks.
Do not drive in flooded areas.
Do not walk through moving water.
Move to higher ground if flash flooding occurs.
Get local information as soon as it's available.
Stay away from damaged areas unless being assisted by relief officials.
Help emergency workers by staying off the roads.
Return home only if authorities say it's safe.
Be aware of damaged roads. They may have weakened and could collapse under the weight of a car.
Hidden damage may have occurred in buildings, particularly in the foundation, use caution when entering.
Listen to local news to see if the water supply is safe. Floodwater may contain oil, gas or raw sewage.
Repairing your home after flood can be dangerous. Ready.gov has a book that includes way to clean up and repair your home after a flood.
Contact Red Cross in your area for information and emotional support.
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Saturday, April 19 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:52:46 GMT
A sudden lurch in a creeping landslide in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson split a house in two and forced workers to abandon efforts to stabilize the hillside.More >>
No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:51:28 GMT
A powerful earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey calculated its magnitude at 7.5 and said it was centered near the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are...More >>
A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.More >>
Thursday, April 17 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-17 10:54:04 GMT
Harold Robins and his girlfriend lost their home Monday night. And to make matters worse they didn't have insurance. Still the traveling pipe fitter says he would live in an RV again because of how convenientMore >>
Harold Robins and his girlfriend lost their home Monday night. And to make matters worse they didn't have insurance. Still the traveling pipe fitter says he would live in an RV again because of how convenient they are.More >>
Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-16 10:54:04 GMT
Strong winds from Monday's severe weather caused some damage to a condo complex in Gautier. Two walls at the Riverbend Condominiums came crashing down around 8 p.m.More >>
Strong winds from Monday's severe weather caused some damage to a condo complex in Gautier. Two walls at the Riverbend Condominiums came crashing down around 8 p.m. Neighbors remember hearing a loud roar before the wall started to shake.More >>
Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-16 10:53:03 GMT
In a matter of minutes, dozens of people had their lives literally turned upside down when a violent storm ripped through the Santa Maria RV park in Gautier Monday night.More >>
In a matter of minutes, dozens of people had their lives literally turned upside down when a violent storm ripped through the Santa Maria RV park in Gautier Monday night. Tuesday morning, they got their first daylight look at what remains of their homes and belongings.More >>
With all of Valparaiso under military rule early Tuesday, 5,000 firefighters, police, forest rangers, soldiers, sailors and civil defense workers joined in a mammoth fight against wildfires licking around the...More >>
President Michelle Bachelet vowed Tuesday to reconstruct this once-beautiful port city according to a master plan that would prevent many of the 12,500 victims of devastating wildfires from rebuilding on hills that cannot...More >>
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