County now seeing Red
When severe weather is looming, county residents have another way to stay ahead of the storm, thanks to a new system now in use locally.
According to Emergency Management Director Randy Stewart, Tunica County became part of a rapid alert communications system DeltAlert several months ago. Officials spent that time testing the system. Just days ago, they learned that DeltAlert had been acquired by Emergency Communications Network. That company utilizes a system called CodeRed, and all former DeltAlert customers will be transitioned into the new system. CodeRed is already being used by neighboring DeSoto County.
Stewart said the new system should be a valuable tool for Tunica County.
Board ok’s Verner Rd. survey
Relief along Verner Road may be one step closer, after county supervisors voted March 28 to authorize a detailed site survey for one stretch where residents have repeatedly had problems with flooding.
Engineer Steve Wilson recommended to the Board that the area be ringed by a levee and drained by pumps that would take water away from homes. Wilson said this kind of project could cost $150,000 to $180,000.
A cast of young actors will present “The Count Will Rise Again” on Friday, April 12, in the Tunica Academy gymnasium.
Preservation hearing is Tuesday
Michelle Jones of Starkville has seen her home city work to preserve the historic character of its neighborhoods and business district. She has helped shaped guidelines for new development; those guidelines, in turn, have helped to maintain property values for both residents and commercial property owners.
Jones hopes Tunica will join a growing number of cities in the state who want to keep the character and charm that make a city or town attractive to visitors and residents alike.
Jones, a local government assistance coordinator in the historic preservation division of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, was in Tunica Tuesday to sign off on the town’s plan for a local historic district.
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