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CoreLogic: Rebuilding Costs from Southeast Tornado Outbreak Total Nearly $3B

The more than 86 tornadoes that ravaged through the Southeast earlier this month caused damage to 23,448 structures with a reconstruction value estimated at $2.95 billion, according to CoreLogic. CoreLogic said more than 40,000 structures were affected across all regions …

Mississippi Disaster Declaration Approved for Easter Storms

President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Mississippi for strong storms that struck the state on Sunday, April 12, including several tornadoes. The storms swept through several states from Texas to Maryland on Sunday and Monday, killing at …

Destruction from Storms Across Southeast ‘Worst in a Decade;’ Death Toll Rises to 30

Storms that killed more than 30 people in the Southeast, piling fresh misery atop a pandemic, spread across the eastern United States on Monday, leaving more than 1 million homes and businesses without power amid floods and mudslides. In Alabama, …

Widespread Damage, At Least 19 Deaths from Easter Storms Across South

Severe weather swept across the South Monday, killing at least 19 people and damaging hundreds of homes from Louisiana into the Appalachian Mountains. Many people spent part of the night early Monday sheltering in basements, closets and bathroom tubs as …

Pre-Thanksgiving Tornadoes Strike Parts of Mississippi

Residents in northeast Louisiana and central Mississippi were cutting up fallen pine trees and assessing damage Wednesday after tornadoes hit the region. Officials in Mississippi said eight to 10 houses were damaged in Star, a fringe suburb southeast of Jackson. …

Suspected Tornado in Mississippi From Hurricane Barry Damages Homes

A suspected tornado struck a rural area of north Mississippi on Tuesday, damaging homes and knocking down trees and power lines as the wet remnants of Hurricane Barry rumbled through several states, officials said. A storm that may have included …

Tornado Damages Homes in Mississippi; No Injuries Reported

Forecasters say a tornado caused some damage in Hinds County – a somewhat uncommon storm for June in central Mississippi. The National Weather Service says the EF-1 twister struck Monday near Raymond, Mississippi. No injuries were reported. The weather service’s …

April 18 Mississippi Tornado Outbreak Ties State’s One-Day Record

The National Weather Service is now confirming 44 tornadoes in Mississippi from the April 18 outbreak, tying the record for a single event. Forecasters say they also confirmed that many tornadoes in Mississippi during Hurricane Rita in September 2005. Surveyors …

Weekend Tornadoes Damaged More Than 250 Buildings Across Mississippi

Early assessments show Saturday’s tornado outbreak damaged more than 250 homes, businesses and public buildings across Mississippi. The National Weather Service has counted at least 10 tornadoes in Mississippi on Saturday, ranging from Escatawpa on the Gulf Coast as far …

Weather Service Confirms Several Tornadoes Hit Northeast Mississippi

The National Weather Service has confirmed two tornadoes hit northeast Mississippi last week. A preliminary survey Nov. 6 showed a twister with top winds of 115 mph (185 kph) struck in Pontotoc County. The tornado, rated EF-2 on the enhanced …