Harrison County Emergency Management Agency

Harrison County EMA recommends removing vessels from harbors

Harrison County Emergency Management Agency strongly recommends removing vessels from all harbors in Harrison County.  Expectations are for a 7 ft. to 11 ft. storm surge along the Mississippi Gulf Coast from Tropical Storm Ida. Vessel movement should occur Friday…

Harrison County officials and local leaders meet

The Harrison County Emergency Management Agency met today ahead of the hurricane. The Harrison County Fire Department is requesting additional personal from FEMA and will be pulling response when winds reach 45 miles per hour. Electric companies…

Harrison County EMA watching Zeta

Don’t pack up your hurricane kit just yet! While hurricane season is almost over, there’s Zeta to worry about. News 25 reached out to the Harrison County Emergency Management Agency to gather information regarding Zeta preparations. This…

What you need to know about state of emergencies

Harrison County officials are reminding residents to stay prepared as there is a lot of rain ahead in the forecast. Remember to stock up on food and emergency supplies. In the past, residents were encouraged “the first 72 is on…

Harrison County EMA on track with online storm damage reporting

Cristobal clean up continues and so does storm damage reporting and data collection in the aftermath of the tropical storm. Harrison County is now offering an online system to help residents, the government, and business owners with storm damage reporting.…

Tracking Tropical Storm Barry

News 25 has been following Tropical Storm Barry closely. News 25’s Gabby Easterwood is at Harrison County EMA Operations Center with more.

Gulf Coast braces for Tropical Storm Barry

Officials and the community are getting ready for Tropical Storm Barry. “We are here in paradise and tropical systems are a way of nature and they can happen whenever.” All eyes are on the tropics as officials are keeping a…

Gulf Coast braces for Tropical Storm Barry

The hot topic is Tropical Storm Barry and how it will affect coastal Mississippi, but with any storm, staying prepared is important. Forecasters say wind won’t be our biggest factor. The big threat with Barry is flooding. News 25’s Kristen…

Harrison County prepares for bad weather

With the possibility of a named storm making landfall sometime this weekend, Harrison County has begun preparing. The Harrison County Emergency Management Agency is keeping a close eye on the non-tropical system that is making its way into the Gulf.…

Harrison County prepares for hurricane season

With hurricane season officially underway, Harrison County has begun preparing for the worst. Today, the Harrison County Emergency Management Agency spoke with community partners and volunteers who will be assisting the agency if a hurricane hits. News 25's Andrew Scherer…

The 2019 Hurricane Season is Just One Day Away

It's the final countdown. That's right. The official start of the 2019 Hurricane Season is just hours away, beginning tomorrow, June 1st. And are you ready? That's the question posed by local emergency management officials as we forge into the…

Harrison County EMA Director Rupert Lacy on set

The start of hurricane season is just one month away. The tropics are already heating up. The warning has been issued: hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. Harrison County Emergency Management Director Rupert Lacy is on set…

Governor Phil Bryant discusses Gordon

This morning, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant was at the Harrison County Emergency Management Agency to give a full run down of how the Coast and the state handled Tropical Storm Gordon. He says preparation for any storm is vital for…

Harrison County Emergency Management prepares for Gordon

Harrison County Emergency Management is continuing to prepare for the impact of Gordon and create a plan to make sure everyone stays safe. News 25’s Caroline Eaker is at the Harrison County Emergency Management Agency with more.

49th anniversary of Hurricane Camille ceremony tomorrow

Tomorrow the Mississippi Gulf Coast will remember Hurricane Camille. Hurricane Camille rocked South Mississippi on August 17th, 1969. One hundred and 43 people on the Gulf Coast were killed including three unidentified women. Tomorrow, the Harrison County Emergency Management Agency…

Severe weather preps on the Coast

AS WE CONTINUE TO KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON THE TROPICS, SOUTH MISSISSIPPI IS GEARING UP FOR WHATEVER IS HEADED OUR WAY. NEWS 25 PAYTON MALONE HAS MORE ON HOW YOU CAN PREPARE FOR A WET HOLIDAY WEEKEND. Rupert Lacy,…

Hurricane preps

With all eyes on Hurricane Irma, some false information is floating around and causing a panic among residents in South Mississippi. Harrison County Emergency Management Director Rupert Lacy is working nonstop to track the possible path of the category five…

Learning to prevent cyber threats

No country, industry, community, or individual is immune to cyber risks. Today, local government and county workers as well as some private business leaders gathered at the Harrison County Emergency Management Agency Office in Gulfport to learn what they can…