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storm readyStorm Ready is a National Program to prepare communities with an action plan that responds to the threat of all types of severe weather—from tornadoes to tsunamis. A voluntary program created in 1998 by the National Weather Service's Tulsa, Okla. forecast office, StormReady provides clear-cut advice to communuty leaders and emergency managers and media that would improve their local hazardous weather operations.

Vicksburg Farmers' Market is back for their first fall season! Every Saturday until November 24th from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on the corner of Jackson and Washington Street. Come enjoy all the fall produce, jams, jellies, pickled products, salsas, dried pastas, meat pies and unique treats. For more information visit or call 601-801-3513.
radio towerFor several years, the City has rebroadcast radio Traffic on its 800 Mhz Radio system on 155.790 Mhz, a frequency which is easily received on an inexpensive scanner.

Because of new FCC rules, we are in the process of changing out the equipment used for this rebroadcast. This has resulted in an interruption of the service. At this time, we expect the rebroadcast to resume by Monday, September 17th.

Just s few days remain to register for federal assistance for those who sustained damage during Hurricane Isaac.

Perhaps you registered, but what about your family, friends and neighbors? Don't let them pass up help for which they may be eligible.

9-11 Never ForgetThe City of Vicksburg, in partnership with the local AmeriCorps NCCC campus, will commemorate the anniversary of September 11 with several service projects throughout the city and region.

More than two hundred young adults from all over the nation will be here to participate in service to our community. The day will start with a National Day of Service kickoff rally at the AmeriCorps NCCC campus gym in Vicksburg. From there twenty-one teams will branch out to Vicksburg Fire and Police stations, as well asseveral local schools and parks. Service Projects will also be performed at Alcorn State University and the City of Jackson fire departments.

Halloween PumpkinChief Walter Armstrong of the Vicksburg Police Department and Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace, have released the times for celebrating Halloween. Trick-or-Treat will be observed October 31, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. For more information call the Vicksburg Police Department or the Warren County Sheriff's office.
CLINTON, Miss.—Disaster survivors in 13 additional Mississippi counties affected by Hurricane Isaac can now register online or by phone for federal disaster assistance.

Survivors who had losses in Adams, Amite, Clarke, Forrest, George, Hinds, Lincoln, Marion, Pike, Stone, Walthall, Warren and Wilkinson counties are now eligible to register. Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Pearl River counties also are designated.

mdot-logo-webTo improve safety and mobility for the traveling public and to prepare for future anticipated needs, MDOT is proposing a project to reconstruct the approximate six miles of I-20, its interchanges, and most of the frontage roads in the Vicksburg area between the eastern side of the Washington Street/Warrenton Road Exit 1A Interchange and the eastern side of the US 61 North/SR 27 Exit 5 Interchange.

warningThe outdoor burn ban issued for City residents back during the summer has been lifted.

FEMA will have a strike team in Vicksburg at the Vicksburg Mall beginning Thursday, September 27,2012 through Friday, October 5, 2012. The team will be here to assist individuals that would like to apply for individual assistance with damages from Hurricane Isaac. The hours are from 12pm-6pm on September 27 and September 28 and from 9am-6pm on September 29 and then from 9am-6pm October 1-5. They will be closed on Sunday.

City offices will be closed Monday, September 3, 2012 in observance of Labor Day. All offices will reopen Tuesday morning.
Beginning the week of September 17, 2012 crews from Entergy Mississippi and The City of Vicksburg will hit the streets in full force to complete the removal of debris left in the wake of Hurricane Isaac. If you still have limbs that need to be picked up after September 22, 2012 call the Action Line at 601-636-3411. Please be patient, we are working hard to complete the clean-up.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has scheduled an open forum public hearing to discuss proposed improvements to Interstate 20 between the Louisiana State Line and the US Highway 61 North/State Route 27 Interchange in Warren County.


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