hurricane season

MDOT offers preparation tips during peak hurricane season

JACKSON, MISS. — August marks the start of peak Atlantic Hurricane Season, and MDOT is offering a few tips to help South Mississippi residents, businesses and community organizations prepare before a storm threatens the Mississippi Gulf Coast. “We’ve had a…

MDOT urges coastal residents to plan for hurricanes

HATTIESBURG, MISS. – Hurricane season is officially underway and the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is urging South Mississippi residents to prepare now. “After a quiet June, the tropics are starting to heat up as we move into July,” said Commissioner…

Hurricane Season starts June 1

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Atlantic Hurricane Season officially starts June 1 and runs through November 30. The NOAA Climate Prediction Center predicts above-average hurricane activity this year, predicting 14-21 named storms. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency urges residents to prepare for…

Mississippi Power offers storm preparation tips

Gulfport, Miss. – As Tropical Depression Fred continues moving across the Southeast and a pair of tropical systems – Grace and Henri – have formed, Mississippi Power is encouraging customers that now is the time to review your family’s 2021 storm…

NOAA gives hurricane season update

Forecasters say the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season shows no signs of slowing. That’s the word from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration after their season update. According to NOAA’s climate prediction center, conditions remain conducive for an above average hurricane…

MDOT urges coastal residents to plan for hurricanes

HATTIESBURG, MISS. – Hurricane season is officially underway and the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is urging South Mississippi residents to prepare now. “We’ve already had a tropical system threaten the Mississippi Coast, and we’re only a month into hurricane season,”…

Live Local: Remembering Hurricane Camille

It’s currently hurricane season here on the Coast and Mississippi officials are making sure residents stay prepared and up to date on the latest information. Over the years, technology had made…

Bye Alpha, Eta: Greek alphabet ditched for hurricane names

By SETH BORENSTEIN The Atlantic hurricane season seems to be changing and so are some assumptions about it, with meteorologists dumping the Greek alphabet for busy seasons like last year. Meteorologists Wednesday eliminated Greek as back-up if there are more…

2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season wraps up

The nightmare 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is finally over, but the toll it took on the Gulf Coast can be seen no matter where you go. Trouble in the tropics started early with the first named storm…