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Parachute demo causes brief evacuation of US Capitol

By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Capitol was briefly evacuated Wednesday evening after police said they were tracking an aircraft “that poses a probable threat,” but the plane turned out to be a military aircraft with…

Evacuation recommended at marinas, harbors in Biloxi

The Biloxi Port Division today "highly recommended" to boat owners that they relocate their vessels from the city's public harbors and marinas. "We are currently monitoring the weather," the email said, "but although evacuation is not mandatory at this time,…

Heavy rains cause flooding across northern Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Heavy rainfall this week has flooded roads and neighborhoods in parts of north Mississippi, and forecasters said Thursday that more rain was expected. The National Weather Service said more than 15 inches (38 centimeters) of rain…

Natural gas leak forces evacuation in Waveland

Waveland Police Department evacuated residents near the American Legion because of a 'major' natural gas leak. The evacuation lasted about 3 hours while repairs were made. The leak was reported just before noon on Wednesday and the all-clear to return…

Mandatory marina evacuation canceled at Gulfport Harbor

Today, the Gulfport Harbormaster is terminating a recent order mandating all boats to evacuate the marina. The order was issued by Harbormaster George Manemann on Saturday to evacuate all marina vessels. The order is terminated and is now in effect…

Gulfport Municipal Marina still under evacuation

The Gulfport Municipal Marina is still under mandatory evacuation until Hurricane Laura is no longer considered a threat. On August 22nd, the City of Gulfport determined that a mandatory evacuation was necessary because of the two unpredictable tropical systems in…

Biloxi orders evacuation of harbors

It's official: Gordon is expected to make landfall on the Mississippi Gulf Coast on Tuesday night, and the National Weather Service has issued a hurricane warning, with the possibility of hurricane-force winds expected begining late Tuesday afternoon. All vessels in…

Smoke causes emergency evacuation at Pass Christian Walmart

This morning it could have been a very dangerous situation if employees and shoppers didn't evacuate a Walmart in Pass Christian as dark smoke seeped into the supercenter's building. News 25’s Gina Tomlinson was on the scene and shows us…

Edgewater Mall Evacuated

Around 7 p.m. this evening, Biloxi Fire received a call that Edgewater Mall had been evacuated when smoke filled the south end of the mall. Crews worked inside the mall and on the roof using an infrared scanner to determine…

Edgewater Mall Evacuated

Smoke coming from Edgewater Mall caused an emergency evacuation.News 25's Hank Davis is at Edgewater Mall with details.

Harrison County Courthouse Evacuated

The smell of smoke prompted an evacuation of the Harrison County Courthouse in Gulfport today. The Gulfport Fire Department and Harrison County Fire Service responded to the call after someone smelled something burning near the courtroom area. The building was…

Flood Evacuations In Louisiana

Historic flooding in southern Louisiana has forced thousands of people to flee their homes. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says at least 7,000 people have been rescued so far and about 1,000 cars were stuck on interstate 12 for over…