preparedness

National Hurricane Preparedness Week kicks off

MEMA is urging all Mississippians to begin their preparations for the upcoming hurricane season. May 3rd through May 9th is ‘National Hurricane Preparedness Week.’ The Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1st and ends on November 30th. This year, MEMA…

Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Today marks the official start of Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi. Back in September, Governor Phil Bryant signed a proclamation announcing the week, aimed at keeping residents prepared for the worst. With fall comes colder temperatures and worse…

R U Ready? Hurricane Preparedness Event

Hurricane season has officially started with a strong warning to prepare. ‘R U Ready?’ is a hurricane preparedness event. The event takes place at the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum on Friday, June 7th from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.…

The Pillowcase Project at Bel-Aire Elementary

This morning, two representatives from the American Red Cross gave students at Bel-Aire Elementary a lesson in emergency preparedness by using pillow cases. The American Red Cross developed the Pillowcase Project to teach students how to be prepared in case…

Emergency management update meeting

This morning, Harrison County Emergency Management Director Rupert Lacy was on hand to speak to a room full of Coast business owners about disaster preparedness. With hurricane season in full swing running from June 1st through November 30th, EMA wants…

‘R U Ready?’ Hurricane Preparedness Seminar

Hurricane season is around the corner and today the City of Biloxi took precautionary steps to ensure their community's safety. Biloxi resident Jermaine Hines said “You know, disaster strikes like Hurricane Katrina, we don’t want anything like that to happen…

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Tornadoes, lightning, damaging winds, hail and flash floods are all severe weather threats that we face in South Mississippi. With spring right around the corner, state leaders have launched a week-long campaign to help residents prepare for potential severe weather…

Winter weather preparedness

As the extreme weather conditions set in throughout the southeast it is important to know how to stay prepared when you are outside. Although it isn’t recommended to be outside in these cold temperatures, often times children want to play…

Coast residents prepare for Hurricane Irma

Coast residents are stocking up at supermarkets just in case Hurricane Irma makes an unexpected turn. Since the stormed developed into a category 5 hurricane, some local stores have run out of water. Parking lots are packed and supplies are…

Prepare for severe weather

Meteorologists and emergency management officials are continuing to keep a close eye on a tropical entity developing in the Gulf of Mexico. News 25’s Laurene Callander has more on how South Mississippians can stay prepared.

2017 Hurricane Season Outlook : Live Report

Forecasters are predicting a higher likelihood of an above normal hurricane season, with an increased number of named storm and major hurricanes. News 25's Laurene Callander joins us live with details.

Sand bags available in Harrison County

With the severe weather we should be experiencing throughout the week, sand bags are available to Mississippi residents at several Harrison County locations. Sand, shovels, and bags are available at 14 different locations to residents throughout the rest of the…

High chance of tropical development

We are officially in hurricane season and some activity is developing just south of the Gulf of Mexico. News 25’s Taylor Rubach gives us the details on how to stay prepared. The weather on Sunday afternoon was calm and sunny,…

Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week October 24th-28th

Hurricane season may soon be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean you can let your guard down. Today, Governor Phil Bryant declared October 24th through the 28th Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week. According to the National Weather Service,…

Preparing an Evacuation Route

The 11th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is just two weeks away and so is the peak of South Mississippi’s hurricane season. If you and your family need to evacuate any time soon, do you know which way to go? Katrina…

Hancock County Sand and Sand Bag Pick up Sites

All Coast counties are providing sand for residents. Harrison County began last week. Today, there are pick up sites in Hancock County that will also have sand and sand bags available at the following locations: the Hancock County Arena on…

Last Minute Rush to get Sand Bags

Residents have been picking up sand bags over the past few days to help protect their homes and property. This morning, Gulfport residents were making the last minute rush to get sand bags before the rain moved in. News 25…

Preparing for Flooding

Gulfport city officials and residents that live in recently flooded areas are paying attention to the weather and preparing for the worst. While residents have been prepping their homes and personal property, the city has been focusing on addressing the…

Jackson County Prepares for Flood Waters

As Jackson County prepares for potential flooding, with up to 10 inches of rain forecasted for the area, we’re already seeing some rising water. Water has covered the road in several low lying areas in Pascagoula. The county board of…

Harrison County Sandbag Distribution

With heavy rainfall expected on the Coast, Harrison County Emergency Management has established sand bag distribution locations across the county. Rupert Lacy with Harrison County Emergency Management tells News 25 that with adequate time to prepare and spread the word…

The Coast Prepares for Heavy Rain

News 25's Hank Davis is in Jackson County to discuss what emergency management officials are doing to prepare for the weather.

Hancock County Sandbags and Sand

Due to the potential heavy rains expected in Hancock County, Hancock County will have sand and sand bags available Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 9:00 AM at the following locations:  Hancock County Arena – 4184 Kiln Delisle Road, Kiln…