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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…

Trash Talk : Live Report

A special meeting called later this morning brings the topic of garbage, water, and sewer costs for residents in the city of Biloxi. News 25's Laurene Callander joins us live with more details.

Highway 90 blocked off from floods

The heavy rainfall this afternoon in the area has already made parts of Highway 90 start to flood. Highway 90 near Island View Casino was blocked off by police late this afternoon due to dangerous driving conditions. Police urge you…

City Council Preview

News 25's Laurene Callander tell us about possible rates increase for water, garbage pick, and more being voted on today at the Biloxi Council Meeting to provide more funding for the city.

Health and Wellness

News 25's Laurene Callander interviews Joseph McKinley about the Health and Wellness presentation, June 24th 10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm, 7 pm at the Courtyard Marriott.

Jackson has water again

People in Mississippi’s capital city can once again use tap water without boiling it first. Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber says Monday that boil water notices have been lifted. The notices were issued in parts of the city after workers replaced…

Widespread Water Outage This Weekend

Tens of thousands of Jackson Mississippi residents will be left high and dry this weekend. 40 thousand residents will be without water. Officials with the Mississippi Emergency Management expect this outage will last from Friday at 3 until Sunday at…

Boil Water Notice in Gulfport

A boil water notice remains in effect for a large portion of North Gulfport. The notice originally covered Duckworth Road from Tara Hill Drive east to Wind Rose Circle while a local contractor cut into a city water line to…

Wintry Mix Heads To The Coast

It's time to protect your pets, plants and pipes Safety is key when it comes to being out in the weather the next few days The national weather service has issued a winter weather advisory for pearl river county plus…

Improving Water Quality in the Gulf

Seeing orange flags line South Mississippi beaches warning swimmers to avoid going in the water is something that's become almost expected along the coast. But state lawmakers want to help reduce the number of water contact advisories that are issued.…