preparation

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…

Winter weather preps in Jackson County

Jackson County officials are making their final preparations ahead of extremely cold temperatures tonight. News 25’s Grant Chighizola is in Pascagoula with more on the status of roadways in the city.

Hurricane Season is here

Hurricane season began Monday and we are already tracking the tropics. This year, officials say preparing for the season will be different than before. South Mississippi is no stranger to tropical storms and hurricanes, but this will be the first…

Being prepared in an active shooter situation

It’s something that’s hard to talk about, but the Biloxi Police Department says it is something that everyone needs to be talking about: active and mass shootings. There have been more mass shootings than days in 2019. According to gunviolencearchive.org,…

Preparing for severe weather

The hot topic today is Tropical Storm Barry and how it will affect coastal Mississippi, but with any storm staying prepared is important. That’s why Harrison County EMA is leaving no stone unturned. News 25 caught up with Harrison County…

Preparing for Hurricane Season

The official start of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season is just days away. The local emergency management’s message is “we’re ready, are you?” Harrison County officials and News 25 are gearing up for anything that could threaten our area this…

Cold weather preparations

The Coast is gearing up for potential hard freeze conditions Tuesday night. In this type of weather, it’s crucial to remember the four P’s: pipes, plants, pets, and people. The Mississippi Gulf Coast Area Command Office in Gulfport plans to…

Preparing for the cold weather

Temperatures are expected to drop tonight with a freeze warning in effect. Bundled up and bracing for a freeze for the first time in months, temperatures in South Mississippi are dropping drastically as we cross over into wintry conditions. If…

Prepping for Gordon

While Gordon shifted before making landfall late Tuesday night, Gulfport residents were still on high alert most of the evening and under a curfew. Neon lights dotted the late night sky in downtown Gulfport Tuesday night as Gordon made landfall…

Preparing for Tropical Storm Gordon

Being prepared is key to staying safe when bad weather is heading our way. Tropical Storm Gordon has brought a hurricane warning and a storm surge warning to our area. Many locals across the Coast were out buying essential items…

Tropical storm prep in Jackson County

Jackson County is also gearing up for Tropical Storm Alberto with more than ten different sand bag sites. Some of the locations include Central Division Roads Department in Vancleave, Ocean Springs Public Works, and Jackson County Fairgrounds in Pascagoula. Most…

Spring Break business prep

Everybody along the Gulf Coast is well prepared for the Spring Break plans this weekend, including local businesses. Felix’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar in Gulfport will have crawfish ready for the weekend. The restaurant will be well staffed, rain or…

Not everyone is excited for Black Spring Break

While thousands of visitors pack up and come to Biloxi for Black Spring Break some local residents are headed in the opposite direction. News 25’s Gina Tomlinson went out to a neighborhood off Highway 90 where residents say the big…

Coliseum prepares for large crowds this weekend

In 2017, Biloxi Black Beach Weekend brought in around 60,000 visitors to the Coast. This year, the Gulf Coast Spring Fest Concert at the Coliseum, which is always the biggest event of the weekend, is full of A-list artists like…

Preparing for parades in Biloxi

Over the next week, the City of Biloxi is working to prepare their residents for the upcoming Mardi Gras festivities. The city hosts several events and balls and the Gulf Coast Carnival Association and the Krewe of Neptune throw two…

Stores run out of space heaters in Gulfport

As the stretch of cold weather continues, stores are running out of supplies to keep Coast residents warm. Lowes, Home Depot, and a Walmart in Gulfport were cleaned out of space heaters today. The stores News 25 went to that…

Preparing for a hard freeze

If you’ve been outside today you already know that it’s cold, but we haven’t seen the lowest temperatures yet as a hard freeze is settling in across the United States. Be sure to take steps to prepare your home for…

Black Friday preps at Premium Outlets

While many are preparing to cut the turkey, others are buy cutting coupons ahead of Black Friday deals across the Coast. Holiday shopping is becoming more and more of a tradition for families on Thanksgiving. Best Buy is preparing for…

Thanksgiving road trip preparation

With Thanksgiving Day just a few days away, many families are getting ready to hit the roads to visit relatives. News 25’s Veronica Bayona has a full report on how to prepare your vehicle before taking off on your holiday…