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Boil water notice lifted for Pascagoula

The boil water notice has been lifted for Pascagoula. All city water is safe for use. The boil water notice went into effect on Saturday after a low water pressure indicated a broken water main in the city. The break…

Lawsuits: Mississippi capital city's water harms children

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Two new lawsuits claim hundreds of children have been exposed to dangerous lead levels through the drinking water in Mississippi’s capital city. Jackson has been facing water system problems for…

MDEQ Revises Closure for Section of Beach in Long Beach

(JACKSON, Miss.) — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) revised a preemptive beach closure that was issued Wednesday for a segment of beach in the City of Long Beach. Additional information from the city to MDEQ staff helped pinpoint…

Gulfport water bills to increase beginning Oct. 1

Gulfport residents using city water, sewer and garbage collection will see an increase in their bills beginning Oct. 1, the city announced Monday. Water and sewer are billed by household use, while garbage collection is a flat fee. Beginning Oct.…

Heavy rains cause flooding across northern Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Heavy rainfall this week has flooded roads and neighborhoods in parts of north Mississippi, and forecasters said Thursday that more rain was expected. The National Weather Service said more than 15 inches (38 centimeters) of rain…

DMR closes Area 5 to oyster harvesting at noon Wednesday

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Wednesday that Area 5 Approved growing waters are closed to the harvest of oysters beginning at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, due to the threat of…

Gulfport to resume reading water meters for next billing cycle

Gulfport's residential water customers who reside in the city were placed on a temporary flat rate several months ago while the Water Department worked to replace and update register heads on more than 30,000 residential water meters throughout the city.…

Coast leaders declare state of emergency ahead of Cristobal

Several governing bodies along the Mississippi Coast are declaring states of emergency ahead of Cristobal's landfall. On Thursday, Pascagoula, Gautier and Jackson County declared a state of emergency. In addition, Harrison County and Ocean Springs set up up sandbag locations…

Gulfport lifts boil water notice

Local officials “Lifted all boil water notices” for the citizens in the area of Parkwood Drive South from Mimosa Drive south to Depew Road, including Mimosa Drive, Pinewood Court, Dellwood Cove, Willow Circle and Cedar Court. Multiple tests performed by…

MDEQ Lifts Beach Water Contact Advisory in Pass Christian

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted a water contact advisory Thursday for Station 5 (Pass Christian West Beach). Water samples at this station show the area has attained acceptable bacteria…

Governor Bryant cuts ribbon on water outfalls

Waves are hitting Harrison County now thanks to the first beach storm water outfalls on the Mississippi Gulf. Local officials and Governor Phil Bryant met on the beaches of Harrison County to cut the ribbon on this highly anticipated project.…

Toxic algae bloom invades Jackson County

Four additional Gulf Coast beaches are now closed due to the toxic algae bloom. Of those four beaches, two are in Jackson County, making this the first time that the algae have been spotted in the area. Fourth of July…

Keeping South Mississippi beaches clean

For anyone laying out in the sun on the beach this summer, it is important to pick up trash that belongs to them because you never know who or what suffers from it. The temperature is on the rise and…

Firefighters in water

Recent events raised concerns over firefighters working in full gear near water, especially here on the Coast. The Gulfport Fire Department debunked the rumor of firefighters drowning in water if they fall in with full gear. One demonstrated in a…