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
•Emergency Management Offices
18333 Highway 603 Kiln, MS 39556
1801 23rd Avenue, Gulfport, Ms. 39501
600 Convent Ave, Pascagoula, MS 39567
119 North Vardaman Street Wiggins, MS 39577
•County Law Enforcement
•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
20 31st St, Gulfport, MS 39507
-Memorial Hospital at Gulfport
4500 13th St, Gulfport, MS 39501
-Garden Park Medical Center
15200 Community Rd, Gulfport, MS 39503
•Local 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
•Your Property Insurance Agent
Make sure that your insurance is up to date.
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!
•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.
• Powdered milk
• Moist towelettes
• Diaper rash ointment
• 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.