Weather

Feds hope new website can prevent deaths from worsening heat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government hopes a new website can help people and local governments beat the increasingly deadly heat of an ever-warming world. Days after nearly half the country — 154.6 million people — sweated through a blistering heat wave,…

Lightning strike sparks fire at home in Saucier

No one was injured and one person escaped an early morning house fire in Saucier on Friday morning. Harrison County Fire Rescue reports the fire at the home on Old Highway 49 was started by a lightning strike. Harrison County…

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…

Wind blowing sand across Highway 90

Here’s what it looks like down on Highway 90 in Biloxi. It is very breezy along the beach and those winds are already pushing sand across Beach Boulevard. Please drive…

Hancock County opening shelters for severe weather

The Hancock County Emergency Management Agency will be opening the Hancock County Emergency Operations Center and the Leetown Shelter today beginning at 3 p.m. for anyone needing shelter due to the threat of severe weather impacting Hancock County between 6…