1 Year Pine Belt Tornado Anniversary; Cleanup Still Underway - WHLT 22 Connecting the Pine Belt

1 Year Pine Belt Tornado Anniversary; Cleanup Still Underway

Posted: Updated:
1 Year Tornado Anniversary 1 Year Tornado Anniversary

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A year ago today, the City of Hattiesburg and other parts of the Pine Belt was ripped apart by an EF-4 tornado.

Recovery efforts are still underway.

"When I heard the sirens, it never hit me what was going on," said Cora Brown, a Hattiesburg resident who lives on Flowers Street.

A few minutes later the storm came over Brown's house; she was fine, but her vacant house on Mobile Street wasn't.  

"God will answer prayers," she said.

She needed help clearing off some of the debris left on the property, Monday she received some.

"Ms. Delgado knocked on my door Wednesday and said she would have a cleanup crew come," Brown said.

"We are trying to address some of the people who may have fallen through the cracks," Councilwoman Deborah Delgado said.

She asked volunteers from the community along with Mississippi Power Company to help out some of her constituents Monday, in honor of the tornado's one-year anniversary.

"When you drive through the neighborhood there is still a lot of evidence of the storm," she said.

Sixth Street resident Mildred Wash said she's lived at her home all of her life.

"The house kind of shifted," she said.

The organization, R3SM plans on rebuilding her home. Crews came spent the day tearing down to tear down what's left of it.

"I'm real thankful for people to come by and help," she said.

 

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Southern Miss Begins Constructing New College of Nursing Building

    Southern Miss Begins Constructing New College of Nursing Building

    Friday, July 18 2014 8:37 PM EDT2014-07-19 00:37:22 GMT
    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI - Pre-construction has begun at Southern Missfor a new College of Nursing.After eight years of patience the college kicked-off an $8 million campaign at the beginning of the year to assist in funding theproject.Administration says the new building will increase the college's square-footage by a much needed 135%.Aside from spacing issues, the current building is also technologically dated for the type of programs the college uses. "This building was wired ele...
    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI - Pre-construction has begun at Southern Missfor a new College of Nursing.After eight years of patience the college kicked-off an $8 million campaign at the beginning of the year to assist in funding theproject.Administration says the new building will increase the college's square-footage by a much needed 135%.Aside from spacing issues, the current building is also technologically dated for the type of programs the college uses. "This building was wired ele...
  • Why commercial jets aren't equipped to avoid missiles

    Why commercial jets aren't equipped to avoid missiles

    Sunday, July 20 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-07-20 20:49:53 GMT
    Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 (AP Photo)Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 (AP Photo)
    Theoretically, there are ways a Boeing 777 could evade a missile, but experts say the systems are too costly and impractical for commercial jets.
    Theoretically, there are ways a Boeing 777 could evade a missile, but experts say the systems are too costly and impractical for commercial jets.
  • Israeli mood turns dark with mounting casualties

    Israeli mood turns dark with mounting casualties

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:41:13 GMT
    For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from the skies, the military was successfully repelling...
    For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from the skies, the military was successfully repelling...
Powered by WorldNow

5912 Hwy. 49, Ste. A
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Telephone: 601.545.2077
Fax: 601.545.3589
Email: newsroom@whlt.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.