Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Nature's Fury

 A scary sight in The Fondren today: 


Anonymous said...

Tornadoes are not allowed in the Fondren. Does anyone have the Downtown Partners hotline? I want to make a complaint.

Rough Draft said...

Good thing the reductive analysis left an administrative gap between the clouds and the ground, right?

MBrookes said...

8:25 It was headed for Belhaven, but we calmly explained that it needed to m move a bit north

Anonymous said...

Why does it seem Rankin and Yazoo counties get pummeled by tornadoes?

Much more so than Hinds or Madison?

Is it the geography?

May not be fact just seems it

Anonymous said...

Well, with what appears to have been a tornado north to northeast of Fondren, it was no danger to Fondren. 10:16, the answer to your question is very simple. Rankin and Yazoo Counties are expendable, and when weather comes there is much less to lose in those places. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and The Weather Channel and the National Weather Service have a memorandum of understanding about this. So when they are depicting tornados in this area they steer them away from Fondren and Belhaven. They often use Simpson County too.

Anonymous said...

This tornado is the latest thing to come and go from the Fondren.

Anonymous said...

10:16 - It's the magnetic effect. Mobile homes are typically made of metal.

Anonymous said...

you know what a tornado and a divorce in Rankin county have in common right? Somebody's gonna lose a trailer.

Anonymous said...

7:22 AM for the win.....

Anonymous said...

10:16 Madison isn't exempt from 'naders. That north Madison/east Flora to Lake Caroline/Hathaway Lake/Ashbrook to over across Hwy 43 and out towards the Natchez Trace area has had its fair share of rough weather the past few years. You just aren't paying attention.

Anonymous said...

Not as scary as the young lady shot this morning on Council Circle by a thug during a botched robbery attempt while she was getting in her car at 7am.

Anonymous said...

The geezers of Northeast Jerkson are unable to fathom that Yazoo County is our biggest county, and Rankin is ranked 7th. Duh.

If a tornado hit St Andrews Drive, the Depends would be floating down in Rankin for days.

Anonymous said...

Yazoo is the largest county by size and maybe that explains some of it.

Hinds is larger in size than Rankin so that doesn’t help explain it much.

I think it’s a combination of many factors such as poverty and mobile home density in poorer counties together with a higher percentage of the “uneducated.” Being unable to buy a more structurally sound residence combined with a higher level of ignorance are likely to blame for a higher prevalence of damage from seasonal storms.

Those old geezers on St Andrew’s are pretty smart people not to live in Formica roofed death boxes it seems.

Anonymous said...

All I know is the tree that was down at 3:30 on my Rankin County street yesterday was moved before 5pm.

I watched the news this morning and saw an entire neighborhood street in NEJXN was blocked this morning by a tree that had been there for hours.

My taxes are more affordable and I seem to get more return on my investment.

But I don't begrudge my friends who live in Eastover for their residential location choices. To each their own.

Kingfish said...

There were five big trees down on Ridgewood just between Reddoch and Briarwood. Lines down, in houses, the whole nine yards. It takes awhile. And

Anonymous said...

Many neighborhoods in the Jackson metro are devastated with downed trees, blocked streets, home damage. Some schools are unable to meet because of lack of electricity. Has the Jackson mayor made a statement? If so, I missed it. Leadership, concern for his constituents? I think not!

Anonymous said...

9:18am - tell me more.

Anonymous said...


She was getting in her car around 7am on Council Circle when thugs in a Nissan sentra pulled up and one got out of the back seat and attempted to rob her. She laid on the horn of her car for help, and he shot her in the leg. The thugs fled. Not sure if they got anything or if the scene she caused kept them from it.

Anonymous said...

Awful good chance for urban renewal missed!!!!

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