MDOT will enforce the following procedures in the Hattiesburg area to avoid severe congestion at the intersections of three major routes.

  • Northbound traffic on Hwy 49 may NOT be allowed to exit at either Hwy 98 or I-59.
  • Northbound traffic on I-59 can ONLY exit at Hwy 11 (Exit 60) or West on Hardy Street/Hwy 98 (Exit 65).
  • Westbound traffic on Hwy 98 may NOT be allowed to exit onto Hwy 49, but directed to merge onto I-59 instead

Make sure to download the WXXV Weather App to keep you up to date on your local weather conditions


Keep a list of contact information for reference.


Emergency Management Offices

Hancock County
18333 Highway 603 Kiln, MS 39556
Phone: (228)255-0942

Harrison County
1801 23rd Avenue, Gulfport, Ms. 39501
Phone: (228)865-4002

Jackson County
600 Convent Ave, Pascagoula, MS 39567
Phone: (228)769-3111

Stone County
119 North Vardaman Street Wiggins, MS 39577
Phone: 601-928-3077


County Law Enforcement

Gulfport Police Department
2220 15th St, Gulfport, MS 39501
Non-emergency calls: (228)868-5900

Biloxi Police Department
170 Porter Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530
Non-emergency calls: (228)392-0641

D’Iberville Police Department

10274 3rd Avenue, D’Iberville, MS 39540
Non-emergency calls: (228)396-4252

Pascagoula Police Department
611 Live Oak Avenue Pascagoula, MS 39567
Non-emergency calls: (228)762-2211


County Public Safety Fire/Rescue

Biloxi Fire Department (228) 435-6200

Gulfport Fire Department (228) 868-5950

Wiggins Fire Department (601) 928-5446

Pascagoula Fire Department (228) 762-1901

Poplarville Fire Department (601) 795-2200

George County Emergency Management (601) 947-7557


State, County and City/Town Government


•Local Hospitals

-Memorial Hospital
20 31st St, Gulfport, MS 39507
(228) 575-2520
-Memorial Hospital at Gulfport
4500 13th St, Gulfport, MS 39501
(228) 867-4000
-Garden Park Medical Center
15200 Community Rd, Gulfport, MS 39503
(228) 575-7000

-VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System
-North Bay Family Medical
Singing River Hospital

Local Utilities

Mississippi Power (800) 532-1502
Coast Electric Power (228) 832-1761


Local American Red Cross

American Red Cross

Gulfport (228) 896-4511

Waveland (228) 467-7609

Pascagoula (228) 762-2455


Local TV Stations

WXXV 25 Call (228) 831-2525


Local Radio Stations

WMJY Magic 93.7
WKNN K99 Country
WBUV News Talk 104.9
Rock 92.5
Your Property Insurance Agent
Make sure that your insurance is up to date.


Emergency Plans
Develop and document plans for your specific risks.
• Protect yourself and family with a Family Emergency Plan
• Be sure to plan for locations away from home
• Business owners and site locations should create Workplace Plans
• Make sure schools and daycares have School Emergency Plans
• Pet owners should have plans to care for their animals. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention offer information on animal health impacts in evacuation shelters.
• Prepare your boat and be aware of marine safety if you are on or near the water.


•Review the FEMA Evacuation Guidelines to allow for enough time to pack and inform friends and family if you need to leave your home. FOLLOW instructions issued by local officials. Leave immediately if ordered!

FEMA 202-646-2500

MEMA 866-519-6362

•Consider your protection options to decide whether to stay or evacuate your home if you are not ordered to evacuate.


Basic Disaster Supplies Kit

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:
• Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
• Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
• Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
• Flashlight and extra batteries
• First aid kit
• Whistle to signal for help
• Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
• Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
• Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
• Manual can opener for food
• Local maps
• Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

Remember the unique needs of your family members, including growing children, when making your emergency supply kit and family emergency plan.

For Baby:
• Formula
• Diapers
• Bottles
• Powdered milk
• Medications
• Moist towelettes
• Diaper rash ointment

For Adults:
• Denture needs
• Contact lenses and supplies
• Extra eye glasses

Ask your doctor about storing prescription medications such as heart and high blood pressure medication, insulin and other prescription drugs.