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Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
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The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Her Nissan Altima was discovered behind a vacant building. We are told that officers are searching the area now.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
With warmer weather expected in the near future, there are things you can do to help keep moisture out of your home when that snow begins to melt.
Gil Ramirez with EverDry Waterproofing says one thing people can do right now is clear any snow build-up around the foundation.
"That's where the melting is going to start, and it's not so much the water and precipitation in the yards, as it is right along the foundation walls. You want to clear that away as much as possible," explained Ramirez.
He says clearing a 5-6 foot path is a good rule to follow.
"Just the snow and ice against the foundation, vapors from that can penetrate that wall," said Ramirez.
Also, he suggests checking downspouts. Plus, making sure when that melting begins, there's space for that water to drain.
"On a lot of those down spouts, they're full of ice. They're not functional right now, you got to clear those as best you can," Ramirez said.
Once you get that snow away from the house, do a quick inspection.
"Look around your home. If you have any cracks or crevices above the grade you can spot yourself, try to seal those with some caulk to close those up for right now," said Ramirez.
A little "sweat equity" can pay big dividends in the long run for your house.
Floods are one of the most common hazards in the U.S., but not all floods are alike. Learn more about how you can protect yourself and your home from flooding.