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US 90, sand beaches remain closed following Ida

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has not yet re-opened U.S. 90 following Hurricane Ida. Conditions on sections of the highway remain hazardous.  Non-official traffic on Highway 90 impedes MDOT’s ability to return the roadway to safe conditions. Also, the Harrison…

Claudette drenches the Gulf Coast

During Tropical Storm Claudette, rain was one of the biggest concerns for residents in Bay St. Louis. Parts of Shoreline Park were flooded, leaving those to bring their belongings to higher…

Tornadoes cause damage in Mississippi; Tupelo hit at night

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) — Multiple tornadoes have caused damage across Mississippi, destroying homes and uprooting trees. But no injuries have been reported. A line of severe storms rolled through the state Sunday. Meteorologists declared a “tornado emergency” for Tupelo…

Mississippi Power honored for work during 2020 storm season

Mississippi Power was honored today with the Edison Electric Institute's Emergency Response Award for its work during the 2020 storm season. The award is presented to EEI member companies to recognize recovery and assistance efforts of electric companies following service…

Davis Bayou area reopens following Hurricane Zeta

Gulf Islands National Seashore has completed storm damage assessments and debris cleanup in the Davis Bayou Area and the area will reopen on Saturday under normal operating hours. The Davis Bayou campground will reopen at 10 a.m.  Reservations will be…

Coliseum postpones events in wake of Hurricane Zeta

The Mississippi Coast Coliseum said in press releases on Monday that a pair of scheduled events have been postponed because of Hurricane Zeta and ensuing power outages. Ice skating that was scheduled to open Oct. 31 has been rescheduled to…

Counties to begin Zeta storm debris removal

The Harrison County Board of Supervisors on Monday approved instating the contract to begin debris removal from damages caused by Hurricane Zeta. The cleanup should begin later this week. The debris removal and damage assessment applies only to the unincorporated…

Biloxi sets curfew for Friday night

Biloxi Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich said Biloxi will enact a curfew Friday night from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m. Saturday. It's a shorter curfew since more businesses are re-opening as more power is restored across the city. The curfew, garbage…

Gulfport extends curfew, closes harbor

Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes extended curfew to include Friday night, from 7 pm. to 6 a.m Saturday and closed the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor. The order was issued Friday afternoon. The Small Craft Harbor has been closed until further notice…

Zeta Relief: What you need to know

Hancock Whitney is distributing ice at two of our Hancock Whitney locations in Hurricane Zeta impacted areas from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is a limit of two bags per vehicle: Gulfport: 533 Courthouse Rd, Gulfport, MS  Bay St.…

East Biloxi wakes up to Hurricane Zeta’s damage

Many people in South Mississippi woke up this morning with clearly visible signs of damage left in Hurricane Zeta’s wake. After a tumultuous night of wind, rain, and storm surge unleashed by Hurricane Zeta, the sun began…

First known death from Zeta reported in Louisiana

A Louisiana coroner is confirming the first known death from Hurricane Zeta, that of a 55-year-old man who was electrocuted by downed power lines. Spokeswoman Alyson Neel with the Louisiana Department of Health said Wednesday night that the death was…

Cities set curfews for ahead of Zeta landfall

Cities in South Mississippi are declaring curfews as an added safety precaution ahead of Hurricane Zeta's landfall tonight. "In anticipation of Hurricane Zeta's landfall, the City of Gulfport has issued a curfew. Residents are asked to be off the roadways…

Event cancellations, closures due to Hurricane Zeta

Activities and events around South Mississippi have been cancelled or rescheduled because of bad weather associated with Hurricane Zeta: Temple Baptist Church, located at 3 Rivers Road and Dedeaux Road in Gulfport, will be closed Wednesday night. Harrison County is…

Harrison County makes sandbags available ahead of Hurricane Delta

(WXXV) — With Delta forecast to make landfall as a strong hurricane, forecasters say coastal flooding can be expected across the Gulf Coast. Authorities throughout South Mississippi are preparing now by setting up several self-serve sandbag sites. Self-serve sandbags are…

Coast casinos reopening as Sally moves into Florida

The Mississippi Gaming Commission says casinos may reopen for business at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Casinos closed as Hurricane Sally headed toward the Gulf Coast, but now that it has moved over to the Alabama-Florida border, casinos are planning to reopen.…