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  • South Mississippi enjoys a pleasant Saturday despite early storm threat

    South Mississippi enjoys a pleasant Saturday despite early storm threat

    Saturday, October 5 2013 11:51 PM EDT2013-10-06 03:51:33 GMT
    People prepared for the storm threat which never arrived on Saturday. Despite early threats of tropical wind and waves, Saturday proved to be most pleasant, with abundant sunshine, a brisk breeze.More >>
    People prepared for the storm threat which never arrived on Saturday. Despite early threats of tropical wind and waves, Saturday proved to be most pleasant, with abundant sunshine, a brisk breeze and only brief rain showers. Most folks ventured out of their houses to enjoy the afternoon and evening weather. A beautiful sunset seemed a setting conclusion to a day that was predicted to be ugly, but turned nice instead.More >>
  • Cruisin' the Coast preps continue, despite weather threat

    Cruisin' the Coast preps continue, despite weather threat

    Saturday, October 5 2013 8:54 PM EDT2013-10-06 00:54:14 GMT
    Visitors for Cruisin' the Coast are starting to arrive, and despite the threat of severe weather, preparation continued as normal for the event's biggest vendor.More >>
    Visitors for Cruisin' the Coast are starting to arrive, and despite the threat of severe weather, preparation continued as normal for the event's biggest vendor. ET motorgear provides the official apparel for Cruisin' the Coast and has worked with the event since 2001.More >>
  • UPDATE: Mississippi no longer under a tropical storm watch

    UPDATE: Mississippi no longer under a tropical storm watch

    Saturday, October 5 2013 7:34 PM EDT2013-10-05 23:34:02 GMT
    South Mississippi is no longer under a tropical storm watch. At one point, Tropical Storm Karen was at a standstill. Now, the storm is barely moving.More >>
    South Mississippi is no longer under a tropical storm watch. At one point, Tropical Storm Karen was at a standstill. Now, the storm is barely moving. WLOX Meteorologist Joel Young says the storm is now predicted to move parallel south of the coast.More >>
  • People unphased by the threat of TS Karen

    People unphased by the threat of TS Karen

    Saturday, October 5 2013 3:22 PM EDT2013-10-05 19:22:18 GMT
    As the sun peaked over the horizon Saturday morning, the threat of Tropical Storm Karen churning in the Gulf was not enough to keep people indoors.More >>
    As the sun peaked over the horizon Saturday morning, the threat of Tropical Storm Karen churning in the Gulf was not enough to keep people indoors.More >>
  • Despite Karen, Coastians enjoy Saturday's nice weather

    Despite Karen, Coastians enjoy Saturday's nice weather

    Saturday, October 5 2013 3:05 PM EDT2013-10-05 19:05:57 GMT
    Even with Karen churning in the Gulf, that didn't stop people from enjoying the nice weather Saturday. Doug Walker ran across several of them on his travels through Jackson County.More >>
    Even with Karen churning in the Gulf, that didn't stop people from enjoying the nice weather Saturday. Doug Walker ran across several of them on his travels through Jackson County.More >>
  • Moss Point: Voluntary evacuations expected, mandatory possible

    Moss Point: Voluntary evacuations expected, mandatory possible

    Friday, October 4 2013 9:16 PM EDT2013-10-05 01:16:53 GMT
    Moss Point officials said it doesn't take a lot of rain to create major flooding problems in their city. With Tropical Storm Karen promising to bring rain, they want residents to take precautions now soMore >>
    Moss Point officials said it doesn't take a lot of rain to create major flooding problems in their city. With Tropical Storm Karen promising to bring rain, they want residents to take precautions now so they don't become trapped by rising water. Moss Point city hall closed at 3 p.m. on Friday so city employees could prepare their homes. Mayor Billy Broomfield is urging all residents to do the same.More >>
  • Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport remains open

    Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport remains open

    Friday, October 4 2013 9:14 PM EDT2013-10-05 01:14:59 GMT
    Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport officials said as long as flights are still going out, the airport will remain open, even as Tropical Storm Karen moves inland.More >>
    Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport officials said as long as flights are still going out, the airport will remain open, even as Tropical Storm Karen moves inland.More >>
  • Karen forces beach vendor to move, but visitors stay put

    Karen forces beach vendor to move, but visitors stay put

    Friday, October 4 2013 9:03 PM EDT2013-10-05 01:03:36 GMT
    Harrison County Sand Beach crews are making preparations for high tides and strong winds. While some vendors chose to head to higher ground, many visitors are staying put.More >>
    Harrison County Sand Beach crews are making preparations for high tides and strong winds. On Friday, they moved the trash cans closer to the seawall. On Saturday, the director will decide whether to order all beach vendors to move their equipment.More >>
  • Residents in flood prone areas preparing with sand bags

    Residents in flood prone areas preparing with sand bags

    Friday, October 4 2013 7:32 PM EDT2013-10-04 23:32:15 GMT
    South Mississippi residents are watching the weather and making the necessary preparations. The tropical system will more than likely bring heavy rainfall to much of the area. And that is why peopleMore >>
    South Mississippi residents who live in low lying or flood prone areas are not taking any chances with Tropical Storm Karen. They are picking up sand bags to protect them from possible flooding from storm surge or heavy rainfall. The Harrison County work center on Lorraine Road was a busy place Friday, as dozens of people filled sand bags to help protect their homes and property.More >>
  • Coast harbors prep for Karen's arrival

    Coast harbors prep for Karen's arrival

    Friday, October 4 2013 6:53 PM EDT2013-10-04 22:53:08 GMT
    The Pass Christian harbor master is urging boat owners to act now, before a possible mandatory evacuation. Willie Davis told WLOX News there are about 250 boats docked at the Pass Harbor. Thursday afternoon,More >>
    The Pass Christian harbor master is urging boat owners to act now, before a possible mandatory evacuation.More >>
  • Sand bags available across South Mississippi

    Sand bags available across South Mississippi

    Friday, October 4 2013 6:46 PM EDT2013-10-04 22:46:44 GMT
    Sand bags are now available in several locations across the three coastal counties, in preparation for Tropical Storm Karen. Remember, you will need to bring a shovel and be prepared to fill the bags.More >>
    Sand bags are now available in several locations across the three coastal counties, in preparation for Tropical Storm Karen. Remember, you will need to bring a shovel and be prepared to fill the bags yourself.More >>
  • New MS Ready app gives emergency health information

    New MS Ready app gives emergency health information

    Friday, October 4 2013 5:25 PM EDT2013-10-04 21:25:06 GMT
    The Mississippi State Department of Health rolled out a new smartphone app Friday, just in time for Tropical Storm Karen. The MS Ready app offers: -Push, text or email notification of essential healthMore >>
    The Mississippi State Department of Health rolled out a new smartphone app Friday, just in time for Tropical Storm Karen.More >>
  • M-DOT preps for Karen

    M-DOT preps for Karen

    Friday, October 4 2013 3:21 PM EDT2013-10-04 19:21:49 GMT
    In preparation for Tropical Storm Karen the Mississippi Department of Transportation opened their Emergency Operations Center at their District Six Headquarters Friday. District Six has staged crewsMore >>
    In preparation for Tropical Storm Karen the Mississippi Department of Transportation opened their Emergency Operations Center at their District Six Headquarters Friday.More >>
  • Boomtown offering Cruisers RV/camper parking

    Boomtown offering Cruisers RV/camper parking

    Friday, October 4 2013 3:05 PM EDT2013-10-04 19:05:45 GMT
    RVs and campers are starting to roll in along with classic cars for Cruisin' the Coast. Several have set up shop along Highway 90. But emergency management officials are encouraging people not to leaveMore >>
    Boomtown Casino has opened a parking lot for RV's and campers in town for Cruisin' the Coast.More >>
  • State of emergency declared in Biloxi

    State of emergency declared in Biloxi

    Friday, October 4 2013 1:48 PM EDT2013-10-04 17:48:47 GMT
    Prepare for some water from Karen. That's what Biloxi city leaders and emergency management officials said Friday morning. They met to declare a state of emergency. This declaration gives the city theMore >>
    Prepare for some water from Karen. That's what Biloxi city leaders and emergency management officials said Friday morning. They met to declare a state of emergency.More >>
  • Hurricane Hunters flying the storm and moving their planes

    Hurricane Hunters flying the storm and moving their planes

    Friday, October 4 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-10-04 10:54:08 GMT
    Biloxi's Hurricane Hunters are busy flying the storm and moving planes out of harm's way. Beginning Friday, they'll be stationed at Ellington Field near Houston, and flying the storm from there.More >>
    The Biloxi based Hurricane Hunters are flying Tropical Storm Karen, and relocating their planes to Texas, to keep them out of harm's way. The commander of the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force base, Col. Frank Amodeo, also had to deal with the challenge this week of recalling Hurricane Hunter crews who had been furloughed by the government shutdown.
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  • Hancock County residents brace for flood waters

    Hancock County residents brace for flood waters

    Friday, October 4 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-10-04 10:54:05 GMT
    Most Hancock County residents are wasting no time preparing for what Tropical Storm Karen might bring their way.More >>
    Most Hancock County residents are wasting no time preparing for what Tropical Storm Karen might bring their way. Many say even if the storm doesn't make a direct hit on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, they are still bracing for a lot of water.More >>
  • Shoppers load-up on storm supplies as Karen cranks up in Gulf

    Shoppers load-up on storm supplies as Karen cranks up in Gulf

    Friday, October 4 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-10-04 10:54:03 GMT
    Stores immediately went into storm mode, as soon as they received word about Tropical Storm Karen's projected path. Truck loads of supplies arrived Thursday morning and more are on the way.More >>
    Stores immediately went into storm mode, as soon as they received word about Tropical Storm Karen's projected path. Truck loads of supplies arrived Thursday morning and more are on the way. Many shoppers did not want to wait until the last minute to fill their carts with those essential storm items.More >>
  • Salvation Army ready to serve 10,000 meals

    Salvation Army ready to serve 10,000 meals

    Thursday, October 3 2013 6:05 PM EDT2013-10-03 22:05:22 GMT
    The Salvation Army is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Karen's movement. The non-profit organization has two mobile kitchens on standby ready to feed more than 10,000 meals if needed. "The SalvationMore >>
    The Salvation Army is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Karen's movement. The non-profit organization has two mobile kitchens on standby ready to serve more than 10,000 meals if needed.More >>
  • Insurance commissioner's lawsuit gives Waveland hope

    Insurance commissioner's lawsuit gives Waveland hope

    Saturday, September 28 2013 1:17 AM EDT2013-09-28 05:17:50 GMT
    A little more hope. That's the reaction in Waveland today after Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney filed a lawsuit against FEMA to stop huge rate hikes in flood insurance. Since almost every mile ofMore >>
    A little more hope. That's the reaction in Waveland today after Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney filed a lawsuit against FEMA to stop huge rate hikes in flood insurance. Since almost every mile ofMore >>
  • Tropical depression 10 makes three active storms

    Tropical depression 10 makes three active storms

    Thursday, September 12 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-09-13 03:26:03 GMT
    (RNN) - After a slow start, the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is ramping up. Tropical depression 10, poised to become Ingrid if it develops into a full-fledged tropical storm, developed in the Gulf ofMore >>
    After a slow start, the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is ramping up.More >>
  • Katrina forever alters Point Cadet in Biloxi

    Katrina forever alters Point Cadet in Biloxi

    Friday, August 30 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-08-30 10:53:00 GMT
    Eight years after Hurricane Katrina, Point Cadet in Biloxi looks nothing like it did before the storm. This modest, working class neighborhood was once filled with small homes and cottages.More >>
    Eight years after Hurricane Katrina, Point Cadet in Biloxi looks nothing like it did before the storm. This modest, working class neighborhood was once filled with small homes and cottages. Many elderly residents from fishermen families called this place home. But Katrina wiped out this neighborhood with her wall of water and tree splitting winds.More >>
  • New book tells true tale of survival of South MS Katrina dolphins

    New book tells true tale of survival of South MS Katrina dolphins

    Friday, August 30 2013 6:52 AM EDT2013-08-30 10:52:08 GMT
    With a captive audience of 125 fourth graders at Bayou View Elementary, Mississippi First Lady Deborah Bryant read the story of eight Katrina dolphins who survived Hurricane Katrina.More >>
    They were feared dead after Hurricane Katrina. But they survived and touched the hearts of people around the world. Now, the story of eight Katrina dolphins is being told in a newly-released book. On Thursday, Mississippi's First Lady shared their incredible story with some Gulfport children.More >>
  • Pass Christian Katrina memorial service: 3 mysterious roses

    Pass Christian Katrina memorial service: 3 mysterious roses

    Thursday, August 29 2013 10:33 PM EDT2013-08-30 02:33:56 GMT
    On the 8th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a bell tolled for each name read aloud during a touching service at War Memorial Park in Pass Christian.More >>
    On the 8th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a bell tolled for each name read aloud during a touching service at War Memorial Park in Pass Christian. And, as is the case every year on this day, three mysterious roses appeared on top of the Katrina monument.More >>
  • Katrina survivors still touched by volunteers' compassion

    Katrina survivors still touched by volunteers' compassion

    Thursday, August 29 2013 10:29 PM EDT2013-08-30 02:29:32 GMT
    Even eight years after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, it can be hard to find people willing to talk about that day. Many say the memories are still just too painful.More >>
    At the American Red Cross Katrina Memorial Blood Drive we had a difficult time finding South Mississippians willing to talk about what happened on August 29, 2005. Not because they were camera shy, but because they said even eight years later the memories are still just too painful.More >>
  • Seacliff Boulevard area struggles to recover from Katrina

    Seacliff Boulevard area struggles to recover from Katrina

    Thursday, August 29 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-08-29 10:54:05 GMT
    Seacliff Boulevard in Gulf Park Estates was once a thriving road with more than 30 homes. All were washed away by Hurricane Katrina. Eight years later, only four families have rebuilt.More >>
    For all of the post Katrina success stories on the coast, there are still plenty of painful reminders of the hurricane's devastating impact. Eight years after the storm, Seacliff Boulevard in the Gulf Park Estates community of Jackson County looks much the same as it did right after the Katrina hit. Doug Walker spoke with a few people who chose to come back and rebuild.More >>
  • Congressman Palazzo warns of potential disaster with flood insurance hikes

    Congressman Palazzo warns of potential disaster with flood insurance hikes

    Thursday, August 22 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-08-22 10:54:04 GMT
    An act meant to reform the National Flood Insurance Program had the unexpected consequence of putting enormous premium hikes on many home owners.More >>
    Congressman Steve Palazzo says Congress must find a "compassionate" solution to the problem of skyrocketing flood insurance premiums. An act meant to reform the National Flood Insurance Program had the unexpected consequence of putting enormous premium hikes on many home owners. Now, those home owners and communities are facing a potential disaster if the rate hikes go through.More >>
  • Pascagoula tries to stay ahead of any possible flooding

    Pascagoula tries to stay ahead of any possible flooding

    Friday, August 16 2013 10:25 PM EDT2013-08-17 02:25:23 GMT
    Forecasters are predicting a wet weekend, and Pascagoula wants to make sure the city is ready. All this week crews have been looking for possible trouble spots in the drainage system.More >>
    Forecasters are predicting a wet weekend, and Pascagoula wants to make sure the city is ready. All this week additional crews have been dedicated to go out looking for possible trouble spots in the drainage system. The work is intended to minimize flooding and keep rising water out of homes.More >>
  • Tropical Storm Erin spins in the Atlantic

    Tropical Storm Erin spins in the Atlantic

    Thursday, August 15 2013 10:09 AM EDT2013-08-15 14:09:01 GMT
    The tropics are starting to heat up. A tropical wave could enter the Gulf of Mexico this weekend. That has gulf coast residents on alert. While we watch what's coming over the Yucatan, forecasters areMore >>
    The tropics are starting to heat up. A tropical wave could enter the Gulf of Mexico this weekend. That has gulf coast residents on alert.  While we watch what's coming over the Yucatan, forecasters are also watching the African coast. Tropical Storm Erin has formed in the eastern Atlantic, southwest of the Cape Verde Islands.More >>
  • Waveland Pier months away from reopening

    Waveland Pier months away from reopening

    Wednesday, August 14 2013 12:10 PM EDT2013-08-14 16:10:48 GMT
    One of the coast's longest and most popular fishing piers remains out of commission. The Waveland Municipal Pier was damaged last year by Hurricane Isaac.More >>
    One of the coast's longest and most popular fishing piers remains out of commission. WLOX News has received several e-mails from people wanting to know what's the hold-up on re-construction work at the Waveland Municipal Pier. The pier was damaged last year by Hurricane Isaac.More >>
  • $13 million in ice for Hurricane Isaac allowed to melt

    $13 million in ice for Hurricane Isaac allowed to melt

    Thursday, August 1 2013 8:39 PM EDT2013-08-02 00:39:36 GMT
    Millions of dollars worth of ice Louisiana purchased for victims of Hurricane Isaac was allowed to melt, an investigation by the Louisiana Office of Inspector General has revealed. The Governor's OfficeMore >>
    Millions of dollars worth of ice Louisiana purchased for victims of Hurricane Isaac was allowed to melt.
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  • A stronger home is smart and saves you money as well

    A stronger home is smart and saves you money as well

    Thursday, August 1 2013 6:52 AM EDT2013-08-01 10:52:02 GMT
    Building your home stronger is now not only smart, it's also a way to save a lot of money on insurance. A good example of that can be found on 12th Street in Pascagoula.More >>
    Building your home stronger is now not only smart, it's also a way to save a lot of money on insurance. A good example of that can be found on 12th Street in Pascagoula, where Habitat for Humanity is constructing a fortified home.More >>
  • Hurricane Hunters: Flying two storms difficult, three impossible

    Hurricane Hunters: Flying two storms difficult, three impossible

    Thursday, July 25 2013 6:55 AM EDT2013-07-25 10:55:07 GMT
    Military officials said with sequestration and furloughs the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron is facing some tough choices as to which storms they fly into and how often.More >>
    Hurricane Hunters are tracking Tropical Storm Dorian while also keeping a watchful eye on the bottom line. Military officials said with sequestration and furloughs the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron is facing some tough choices as to which storms they fly into and how often.More >>
  • MEMA & Hancock County leaders talk buyout

    MEMA & Hancock County leaders talk buyout

    Friday, July 19 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-07-20 03:58:37 GMT
    The Hancock County buy-out program was the hot topic of discussion at an informational forum in Pearlington. Representatives from MEMA joined forces with Hancock County leaders to answer questions.More >>
    The Hancock County buy-out program was the hot topic of discussion at an informational forum in Pearlington. Representatives from MEMA joined forces with Hancock County leaders to answer questions from residents of the community. Some folks used the forum to vent their frustrations.More >>
  • Hurricane Hunters share knowledge of tracking storms

    Hurricane Hunters share knowledge of tracking storms

    Friday, June 7 2013 12:21 PM EDT2013-06-07 16:21:36 GMT
    If you've ever wanted to know what it's like to fly into the eye of a hurricane, mark your ca lander. The Hurricane Hunters are offering a lecture series this storm season.More >>
    If you've ever wanted to know what it's like to fly into the eye of a hurricane, mark your ca lander. The Hurricane Hunters, based at Keesler Air Force Base, are offering a lecture series this storm season where they're sharing their knowledge about hurricane tracking.More >>
  • Gulfport residents speak out on potential port evacuation site

    Gulfport residents speak out on potential port evacuation site

    Friday, June 7 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-06-07 10:53:03 GMT
    Leaders with the Port of Gulfport want to use property on 33rd Street and 34th Avenue for container storage in the case of a hurricane. But residents around the area feel it's a contaminated area.More >>
    Leaders with the Port of Gulfport want to use property on 33rd Street and 34th Avenue for container storage in the case of a hurricane. But residents around the area feel it's a contaminated area. Thursday evening, those community members went to Isaiah Fredericks Community Center to confront leaders of the state Port Authority with their concerns.More >>
  • Season's first tropical storm forms in the Gulf

    Season's first tropical storm forms in the Gulf

    Thursday, June 6 2013 7:51 AM EDT2013-06-06 11:51:47 GMT
    (RNN) – Less than a week into the official hurricane season, the first storm of the year has formed in the Gulf. Tropical Storm Andrea has sustained winds of 40 mph and is sitting 320 miles SSW of Apalachicola,More >>
    Less than a week into the official hurricane season, the first storm of the year has formed in the Gulf.More >>
  • Waffle House a harbinger of storm recovery?

    Waffle House a harbinger of storm recovery?

    Saturday, June 1 2013 12:36 AM EDT2013-06-01 04:36:02 GMT
    FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate started using the "Waffle House Index" in May 2011 when he was in charge of Florida's emergency response. Here's how it works...More >>
    When a community has been hit by a hurricane or other disaster, where do you look for a sign that everything is going to be okay? Perhaps it's a battered American flag still flying high? Or a caravan of power trucks coming into town? You most likely didn't think of a Waffle House serving up scattered and smothered hashbrowns. But FEMA does.More >>
  • AMR coordination keeps sick & elderly safe in natural disasters

    AMR coordination keeps sick & elderly safe in natural disasters

    Thursday, May 30 2013 6:52 AM EDT2013-05-30 10:52:05 GMT
    When a natural disaster threatens, the job of moving the sick and bedridden to safety is coordinated right here South Mississippi.More >>
    When a natural disaster threatens, the job of moving the sick and bedridden to safety is coordinated right here South Mississippi. In 2005, American Medical Response was awarded a FEMA contract to handle hospital and nursing home evacuations around the country.More >>
  • High insurance costs still hamper hurricane preparedness

    High insurance costs still hamper hurricane preparedness

    Tuesday, May 28 2013 12:05 PM EDT2013-05-28 16:05:40 GMT
    As we approach the beginning of hurricane season, it's always good to think about the getting the right amount of insurance for your home. That job has gotten much harder since Hurricane Katrina.More >>
    As we approach the beginning of hurricane season, it's always good to think about the getting the right amount of insurance for your home. That job has gotten much harder since Hurricane Katrina struck almost eight years ago. The storm was an insurance game changer. It's harder to get, and much more expensive. Many homeowners have been forced into the state run wind pool. As Doug Walker reports, that is not going to improve anytime soon.More >>
  • Helena residents struggling to build back after Isaac

    Helena residents struggling to build back after Isaac

    Wednesday, March 13 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-03-13 10:54:08 GMT
    It's been more than six months since Hurricane Isaac drenched the Gulf Coast devastating homes and lives. Tuesday, some residents in the area gave us progress report on recovery.More >>
    It's been more than six months since Hurricane Isaac drenched the Gulf Coast devastating homes and lives. The rising waters in August left people stranded and waiting to be rescued in Jackson County's Helena community. Then, there was the difficult job of cleaning up. Tuesday, some residents in the area gave us progress report on recovery.More >>
  • Newest hurricane shelter opens in Jackson County

    Newest hurricane shelter opens in Jackson County

    Thursday, March 7 2013 6:54 AM EST2013-03-07 11:54:01 GMT
    People who live in Jackson County can now ride out hurricanes in a safe and comfortable environment. That's because the last of three new storm shelters opened Wednesday in the St. Martin area.More >>
    People who live in Jackson County can now ride out hurricanes in a safe and comfortable environment. That's because the last of three new storm shelters opened Wednesday in the St. Martin area. Doug Walker shows us why protecting yourself just got a lot easier.More >>
  • Volunteers come back with helping hands

    Volunteers come back with helping hands

    Tuesday, September 25 2012 6:54 AM EDT2012-09-25 10:54:13 GMT
    The thousands of volunteers that converged on South Mississippi to help storm victims after Hurricane Katrina are showing up again to help residents recover from Isaac.More >>
    The thousands of volunteers that converged on South Mississippi to help storm victims after Hurricane Katrina are showing up again to help residents recover from Isaac. We caught up with Curt Hencye, who says he's affectionately called "the Disaster Pastor."More >>
  • SBA approves $1M+ in disaster loans for MS

    SBA approves $1M+ in disaster loans for MS

    Friday, September 21 2012 5:21 PM EDT2012-09-21 21:21:47 GMT
    The U. S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $1 million in Disaster Assistance Loans for residents and businesses in Mississippi affected by Hurricane Isaac.
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    The U. S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $1 million in Disaster Assistance Loans for residents and businesses in Mississippi affected by Hurricane Isaac.More >>
  • Army Corps of Engineers survey Turkey Creek levee system

    Army Corps of Engineers survey Turkey Creek levee system

    Thursday, September 13 2012 6:54 AM EDT2012-09-13 10:54:42 GMT
    There's still no answer as to why the Turkey Creek levee system isn't working the way it should. Wednesday, city engineers walked through the pipes that are supposed to keep water from coming in...More >>
    There's still no answer as to why the Turkey Creek levee system isn't working the way it should. Wednesday, city engineers walked through the pipes that are supposed to keep water from coming into the neighborhood. The pipe that was thought to be the problem was actually sealed shut, putting them back at square one.More >>
  • Jackson Co. prepares to remove debris from storm damaged homes

    Jackson Co. prepares to remove debris from storm damaged homes

    Tuesday, September 11 2012 6:54 AM EDT2012-09-11 10:54:37 GMT
    Piles of storm debris lining streets across Jackson County will soon disappear. The county is preparing to pick up the debris on Wednesday.More >>
    Piles of storm debris lining streets across Jackson County will soon disappear. The county is preparing to pick up the debris on Wednesday. Residents said the pickup will help restore order in their communities after Hurricane Isaac left them in chaos.More >>
  • East Jackson County neighbors tired of frequent flooding

    East Jackson County neighbors tired of frequent flooding

    Tuesday, September 11 2012 6:54 AM EDT2012-09-11 10:54:36 GMT
    It is a common sight throughout the Orange Grove community of East Jackson County; soggy carpeting and ruined belongings are piled at the curbside.More >>
    United Methodist volunteers spent the day Monday helping flood victims in East Jackson County. Dozens of homes in the Orange Grove community sustained water damage from Hurricane Isaac one week ago. For the first time, many longtime residents are talking about moving to higher ground.More >>
  • Isaac tears up concrete sidewalks along Highway 90

    Isaac tears up concrete sidewalks along Highway 90

    Tuesday, September 11 2012 6:52 AM EDT2012-09-11 10:52:12 GMT
    Numerous sections of concrete sidewalks along Highway 90 that were completely rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina will have to be repaired or replaced once again.More >>
    Numerous sections of concrete sidewalks along Highway 90 that were completely rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina will have to be repaired or replaced once again. Hurricane Isaac caused extensive damage to many areas, mainly on the west end of Harrison County. On Monday, MDOT started assessing the damage.More >>
  • Chase donates $250,000 to Hurricane Isaac relief efforts

    Chase donates $250,000 to Hurricane Isaac relief efforts

    Monday, September 10 2012 12:32 PM EDT2012-09-10 16:32:24 GMT
    Information from JPMorgan Chase:NEW YORK, NY, September 10, 2012 - JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) today announced it will donate $250,000 to support relief efforts after Hurricane Isaac - $200,000 toMore >>
    Chase announced it will donate $200,000 to the American Red Cross and $50,000 to the Greater New Orleans Foundation's Hurricane Isaac Relief Fund.More >>
  • Three separate crews work to clean up beaches

    Three separate crews work to clean up beaches

    Saturday, September 8 2012 1:00 AM EDT2012-09-08 05:00:31 GMT
    In Hancock County, three crews are working long hours to clean up tons of dead nutria and debris Isaac left on the beaches. One crew is wrapping up while the other two are just getting started.More >>
    In Hancock County, three crews are working long hours to clean up tons of dead nutria and debris Isaac left on the beaches. One crew is wrapping up while the other two are just getting started.More >>
  • Flood waters cause Pascagoula street cave-in

    Flood waters cause Pascagoula street cave-in

    Friday, September 7 2012 11:41 PM EDT2012-09-08 03:41:44 GMT
    Washington Ave. will be closed for longer than expected after a major sewer cave-in Thursday, just west of Martin Street. Officials said the cave-in was due to pressure resulting from flood waters.More >>
    Washington Ave. will be closed for longer than expected after a major sewer cave-in Thursday, just west of Martin Street. Officials said the cave-in was due to pressure resulting from flood waters.More >>
  • DHS tells disaster food stamps applicants to be honest

    DHS tells disaster food stamps applicants to be honest

    Friday, September 7 2012 11:31 PM EDT2012-09-08 03:31:30 GMT
    "Please be honest". That's the message the Mississippi Department of Human Services is giving to people applying for disaster food stamp benefits. In the first two days of applications, officials saidMore >>
    "Please be honest." That's the message the Mississippi Department of Human Services is giving to people applying for disaster food stamp benefits. In the first two days of applications, officials said they received an estimated $2 million in relief requests and that doesn't include Friday's applications. Before any benefits go out, DHS is checking to make sure only those who qualify get help.More >>
  • Who owns the beaches in Jackson County?

    Who owns the beaches in Jackson County?

    Friday, September 7 2012 7:01 PM EDT2012-09-07 23:01:49 GMT
    We have a follow up on the court battle that has left Isaac damaged Jackson County beaches a mess.More >>
    We have a follow up on the court battle that has left Isaac damaged Jackson County beaches a mess. They are languishing because of a recent court ruling granting two East Beach property owners in Ocean Springs ownership of their portion of that beach. It's a ruling state and local officials plan to appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court. And until Jackson County officials know the outcome of that appeal, they aren't cleaning the beaches.More >>
  • Disaster food stamp distribution moves to convention center

    Disaster food stamp distribution moves to convention center

    Friday, September 7 2012 10:45 AM EDT2012-09-07 14:45:28 GMT
    Storm victims in Harrison County have a new place to apply for disaster food stamps: the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi.More >>
    Storm victims in Harrison County have a new place to apply for disaster food stamps: the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi. After the Department of Human Services office in Gulfport was swamped with applicants Thursday morning, the decision was made to move to a bigger location with more parking.More >>
  • Cochran, Bryant discuss storm recovery with coast leaders

    Cochran, Bryant discuss storm recovery with coast leaders

    Friday, September 7 2012 6:55 AM EDT2012-09-07 10:55:15 GMT
    Federal buy outs of flood-prone properties and concerns about FEMA reimbursement dollars. Those were among the hurricane recovery issues discussed Thursday at a meeting hosted by Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran.More >>
    Senator Thad Cochran and Governor Phil Bryant met Thursday with leaders from Harrison and Hancock counties to discuss storm recovery from Hurricane Isaac. Coast leaders talked about rules for getting FEMA and MEMA storm recovery reimbursement. There was also a discussion about possible federal "buy outs" of flood prone neighborhoods.More >>
  • Some of Harrison Co. beach to open in time for Cruisin'

    Some of Harrison Co. beach to open in time for Cruisin'

    Friday, September 7 2012 6:54 AM EDT2012-09-07 10:54:28 GMT
    It's a race against the clock for Harrison County crews trying to get some areas of beach open in time for the arrival of thousands of classic car lovers. Cruisin' the Coast kicks off in early October.More >>
    It's a race against the clock for Harrison County crews trying to get some areas of beach open in time for the arrival of thousands of classic car lovers. Cruisin' the Coast kicks off in early October. However, right now the beach is closed because of Hurricane Isaac debris. So with a lot to do in a short time, crews are in overdrive.More >>
  • Hundreds wait in line to receive Hurricane Isaac assistance

    Hundreds wait in line to receive Hurricane Isaac assistance

    Thursday, September 6 2012 11:23 AM EDT2012-09-06 15:23:01 GMT
    From Hancock County all the way to Jackson County people have been standing in long lines for hours to receive food assistance benefits.More >>
    From Hancock County all the way to Jackson County people have been standing in long lines for hours to receive food assistance benefits. One woman from Escatawpa said the money she received is a blessing not only to her, but everyone affected by Isaac.More >>
  • MEMA officials warn of contractor fraud

    MEMA officials warn of contractor fraud

    Thursday, September 6 2012 7:10 AM EDT2012-09-06 11:10:05 GMT
    MEMA officials are looking to remind people affected by Hurricane Isaac to watch out from contractor fraud.The agency says it's important to not rush into choosing a contractor and careful research shouldMore >>
    MEMA officials are looking to remind people affected by Hurricane Isaac to watch out from contractor fraud.More >>
  • Heavy rain prompts evacuations in Moss Point

    Heavy rain prompts evacuations in Moss Point

    Thursday, September 6 2012 6:54 AM EDT2012-09-06 10:54:05 GMT
    Moss Point firefighters said on Rose Drive at least 20 people had to be rescued Wednesday as rain moved in and flood waters began to rise in homes.More >>
    Mother Nature delivered another severe hit to Moss Point neighborhoods. Firefighters said on Rose Drive at least 20 people had to be rescued Wednesday as rain moved in and flood waters began to rise in homes.
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  • Remnants of Isaac dump more flooding headaches on Jackson County

    Remnants of Isaac dump more flooding headaches on Jackson County

    Thursday, September 6 2012 6:54 AM EDT2012-09-06 10:54:05 GMT
    Remnants of what was once Hurricane Isaac dumped between four to six-and-a-half inches of rain across Jackson County overnight.More >>
    Isaac just won't go away. Remnants of what was once Hurricane Isaac dumped between four to six-and-a-half inches of rain across Jackson County overnight. Neighbors woke up Thursday morning to flooded roads and yards that are already saturated with water.More >>
  • Senator Cochran addresses flooding concerns

    Senator Cochran addresses flooding concerns

    Thursday, September 6 2012 6:54 AM EDT2012-09-06 10:54:05 GMT
    As Pearl River County residents begin picking up the pieces after Hurricane Isaac, Senator Thad Cochran came to town to take a tour of the damaged areas.More >>
    As Pearl River County residents begin picking up the pieces after Hurricane Isaac, Senator Thad Cochran came to town to take a tour of the damaged areas and to address any concerns from local officials and residents.More >>
  • Rising river causing problems in north Jackson County

    Rising river causing problems in north Jackson County

    Wednesday, September 5 2012 1:28 PM EDT2012-09-05 17:28:40 GMT
    Residents who call Cedar Creek Estates in north Jackson County home love living next to the Pascagoula River, even in bad times. But they say it's never been as bad as this.More >>
    Residents who call Cedar Creek Estates in north Jackson County home love living next to the Pascagoula River, even in bad times. But they say it's never been as bad as this.More >>
  • Crews to begin beach debris removal in Harrison County

    Crews to begin beach debris removal in Harrison County

    Wednesday, September 5 2012 6:55 AM EDT2012-09-05 10:55:00 GMT
    Harrison County sand beach crews will begin removing storm-blown debris from the 26 miles of sand beach on Wednesday.More >>
    Harrison County sand beach crews will begin removing storm-blown debris from the 26 miles of sand beach on Wednesday. Hurricane Isaac littered the beach with marine trash, marsh grasses and even dead animals. Sand Beach Director Chuck Loftis said they'll tackle the busy tourist areas first, then move on to the remaining beach areas.More >>
  • Forest Heights community plagued with flooding

    Forest Heights community plagued with flooding

    Wednesday, September 5 2012 6:54 AM EDT2012-09-05 10:54:07 GMT
    Forest Heights residents say commercial pumps are needed to rid the area of its flooding woes.More >>
    Forest Heights residents say commercial pumps are needed to rid the area of its flooding woes.More >>
  • FEMA head tours Hancock County

    FEMA head tours Hancock County

    Wednesday, September 5 2012 6:54 AM EDT2012-09-05 10:54:07 GMT
    Tuesday, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate toured some of the buildings in Hancock County built with State Hazard Mitigation Grant Funds after Katrina.More >>
    Tuesday, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate toured some of the buildings in Hancock County built with State Hazard Mitigation Grant Funds after Katrina. It was also a chance for Fugate to update county leaders on recovery plans.More >>
  • Long Beach Harbor bears scars from Hurricane Isaac

    Long Beach Harbor bears scars from Hurricane Isaac

    Wednesday, September 5 2012 6:54 AM EDT2012-09-05 10:54:06 GMT
    The Long Beach Harbor took quite a beating from Hurricane Isaac. According to the Long Beach Harbor Master, about half the structures there were either destroyed or had significant damage.More >>
    The Long Beach Harbor took quite a beating from Isaac. According to the Long Beach Harbor Master, about half the structures there were either destroyed or had significant damage. Work has already started to get the harbor back into shape.More >>
  • Unemployment assistance available for some Isaac victims in Mississippi

    Unemployment assistance available for some Isaac victims in Mississippi

    Wednesday, September 5 2012 6:54 AM EDT2012-09-05 10:54:06 GMT
    If you live in Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Pearl River Counties and were unable to work because of Hurricane Isaac, you may qualify for unemployment benefits.More >>
    If you live in Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Pearl River Counties and were unable to work because of Hurricane Isaac, you may qualify for unemployment benefits.More >>
  • Meaningful Impact: How to donate to disaster relief efforts

    Meaningful Impact: How to donate to disaster relief efforts

    Tuesday, September 4 2012 7:31 PM EDT2012-09-04 23:31:58 GMT
    If you were one of the many South Mississippians who made it through Hurricane Isaac with little impact, you may be looking for a way to help others in their recovery. Here are some ideas...More >>
    If you were one of the many South Mississippians who made it through Hurricane Isaac with little impact, you may be looking for a way to help others in their recovery. Here are some ideas...More >>
  • Standby volunteers being registered for Isaac recovery

    Standby volunteers being registered for Isaac recovery

    Tuesday, September 4 2012 5:06 PM EDT2012-09-04 21:06:30 GMT
    Volunteers in other parts of Mississippi are mobilizing to help in the recovery from Hurricane Isaac. Tuesday, the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service began registering standby volunteers.More >>
    Volunteers in other parts of Mississippi are mobilizing to help in the recovery from Hurricane Isaac. Tuesday, the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service began registering standby volunteers even as the overall damage is still being assessed.More >>
  • Some MS Isaac victims eligible for emergency food stamps

    Some MS Isaac victims eligible for emergency food stamps

    Tuesday, September 4 2012 1:03 PM EDT2012-09-04 17:03:03 GMT
    The Mississippi Department of Human Services is implementing the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to help residents affected by Hurricane Isaac.More >>
    The Mississippi Department of Human Services is implementing the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to help residents affected by Hurricane Isaac.More >>
  • Nutria clean up operation begins in Bay St. Louis, Waveland

    Nutria clean up operation begins in Bay St. Louis, Waveland

    Tuesday, September 4 2012 6:54 AM EDT2012-09-04 10:54:08 GMT
    Clean up is underway on the beaches of Bay St. Louis and Waveland where thousands of dead nutria washed ashore in the wake of Hurricane Isaac.More >>
    Clean up is underway on the beaches of Bay St. Louis and Waveland where thousands of dead nutria washed ashore in the wake of Hurricane Isaac.More >>
  • FEMA mobile operation centers open along the coast

    FEMA mobile operation centers open along the coast

    Tuesday, September 4 2012 6:54 AM EDT2012-09-04 10:54:07 GMT
    Several mobile FEMA recovery centers have popped up around the Gulf Coast. One such center opened up in Pascagoula Monday around 7 a.m. on Vega Street behind the Jackson County Fairgrounds.More >>
    Several mobile FEMA recovery centers have popped up around the Gulf Coast. One such center opened up in Pascagoula Monday around 7 a.m. on Vega Street behind the Jackson County Fairgrounds.More >>
  • Helena neighbors spend Labor Day cleaning up waterlogged homes

    Helena neighbors spend Labor Day cleaning up waterlogged homes

    Tuesday, September 4 2012 6:54 AM EDT2012-09-04 10:54:07 GMT
    It was a smelly mess in parts of Jackson County Monday as people scrambled to clean-up their waterlogged homes. Emergency leaders estimate between 500-600 homes in the Helena Community took in water.More >>
    It was a smelly mess in parts of Jackson County Monday as people scrambled to clean-up their waterlogged homes. Jackson County Emergency leaders estimate between 500-600 homes in the Helena Community had water in them. Several homeowners in one neighborhood said they never saw this coming.More >>
  • Church members get their hands dirty in Helena rebuilding efforts

    Church members get their hands dirty in Helena rebuilding efforts

    Tuesday, September 4 2012 6:53 AM EDT2012-09-04 10:53:01 GMT
    As the Ladnier family looks through water stained photos, it is hard to believe Isaac ruined so many of their memories. Karen Ladnier lives with her disabled parents in Helena. She says Isaac's heavy rainfallMore >>
    As the Ladnier family looks through water stained photos, it is hard to believe Isaac ruined so many of their memories.More >>
  • Isaac dumps thousands of dead nutria on beaches

    Isaac dumps thousands of dead nutria on beaches

    Monday, September 3 2012 12:31 PM EDT2012-09-03 16:31:08 GMT
    Hancock County leaders are scrambling to deal with a nasty problem created by hurricane Isaac. Thousands and thousands of dead Nutria are washing ashore on the beaches.. The dead swamp rats have startedMore >>
    Hancock County officials are scrambling to deal with thousands of dead nutria that washed ashore on beaches during Hurricane Isaac.More >>
  • Flooding issues still plague Wolf River

    Flooding issues still plague Wolf River

    Sunday, September 2 2012 11:57 AM EDT2012-09-02 15:57:43 GMT
    Flooding continues as we are still feeling the affects from Hurricane Isaac. Rivers in Harrison County continue rising. Harrison County Emergency Management Director, Rupert Lacy, said it is importantMore >>
    Harrison County officials say flooding issues are continuing to affect the Wolf River following Hurricane Isaac.More >>
  • Water release continues from Miss. dam

    Water release continues from Miss. dam

    Mississippi officials were bringing in more pumps as efforts continued to release water from a lake swollen with rain from Isaac behind a dam about 15 miles north of Louisiana.More >>
    Mississippi officials were bringing in more pumps as efforts continued to release water from a lake swollen with rain from Isaac behind a dam about 15 miles north of Louisiana.More >>
  • Flooding main concern as recovery starts

    Flooding main concern as recovery starts

    Isaac is gone and now the focus turns to cleanup with an eye to rising rivers in south Mississippi.More >>
    Isaac is gone and now the focus turns to cleanup with an eye to rising rivers in south Mississippi.More >>
  • Insurers begin to process Isaac claims

    Insurers begin to process Isaac claims

    Insurance claims from Hurricane Isaac are trickling in, with one estimate saying losses to insurers could total $1.2 billon.More >>
    Insurance claims from Hurricane Isaac are trickling in, with one estimate saying losses to insurers could total $1.2 billon.More >>
  • Miss. utilities chipping away at power outages

    Miss. utilities chipping away at power outages

    Mississippi utilities are chipping away at power outages around the state as Isaac weary residents begin the recovery from Isaac.More >>
    Mississippi utilities are chipping away at power outages around the state as Isaac weary residents begin the recovery from Isaac.More >>
  • National Guardsmen rescue families from rising water in Helena community

    National Guardsmen rescue families from rising water in Helena community

    Saturday, September 1 2012 3:05 AM EDT2012-09-01 07:05:01 GMT
    National Guardsmen and emergency responders have been rescuing folks trapped in the Helena Community. So far, the count is up to 177. Little Millie Wilson and her grandmother Donna are lucky to be alive.More >>
    National Guardsmen and emergency responders have been rescuing folks trapped in the Helena Community. So far, the count is up to 177. Patrice Clark was there as the residents were brought to safety.More >>
  • MDOT Crews busy cleaning Highway 90

    MDOT Crews busy cleaning Highway 90

    Saturday, September 1 2012 2:57 AM EDT2012-09-01 06:57:01 GMT
    Crews from MDOT are busy cleaning sand and storm debris off Highway 90.  More than 50 workers are using a variety of heavy equipment to tackle the post-storm clean-up assignment.
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    Crews from MDOT are busy cleaning sand and storm debris off Highway 90. More than 50 workers are using a variety of heavy equipment to tackle the post-storm clean-up assignment. Supervisor Vincent Necaise says most veteran workers are used to cleaning the highway after a storm. "We could do it with our eyes closed," he said, smiling.More >>
  • Gov. Bryant travels to Pike County to assess dam

    Gov. Bryant travels to Pike County to assess dam

    Friday, August 31 2012 12:09 AM EDT2012-08-31 04:09:15 GMT
    The Mississippi State Emergency Operations Center has announced a precautionary evacuation of the area south of Lake Tangipahoa in Pike County has been issued by the Pike County Emergency Management Agency. AMore >>
    Louisiana officials say a controlled release of water has started, reducing the threat at the damaged dam at Percy Quin State Park in Pike County.More >>
  • Isaac evacuees weather the storm at Forrest County shelter

    Isaac evacuees weather the storm at Forrest County shelter

    Thursday, August 30 2012 9:35 AM EDT2012-08-30 13:35:22 GMT
    "I feel like I'm reliving a nightmare," said Grace Divine, Saint Bernard Parish, La resident. Divine says she can't believe that on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina she living through anotherMore >>
    "I feel like I'm reliving a nightmare," said Grace Divine, Saint Bernard Parish, La resident. More >>
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provide generators for critical areas

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provide generators for critical areas

    Thursday, August 30 2012 9:35 AM EDT2012-08-30 13:35:22 GMT
    The Army Corps of Engineers is on a mission to help restore power. Several trucks were packed with generators at Camp Shelby Wednesday morning. Engineers had more than 50 generators waiting to be transportedMore >>
    The Army Corps of Engineers is on a mission to help restore power. More >>
  • Slow-moving Isaac soaks Louisiana, Mississippi

    Slow-moving Isaac soaks Louisiana, Mississippi

    Thursday, August 30 2012 1:35 AM EDT2012-08-30 05:35:36 GMT
    (RNN) - After crashing into southern Louisiana Tuesday evening, Hurricane Isaac erratically continues its course across several southern states, bringing torrential rain and power outages to areas in its path. AlthoughMore >>
    Hurricane Isaac continues to dump double-digits of rain over some parts of Louisiana and Mississippi.
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  • Forecasters: Isaac on the verge of hurricane status

    Forecasters: Isaac on the verge of hurricane status

    Tuesday, August 28 2012 5:11 AM EDT2012-08-28 09:11:49 GMT
    Tropical Storm Isaac is getting better organized, but intensifying much. The storm shifted to the west Sunday, putting Mississippi and Louisiana directly in its path.More >>
    Isaac remains a tropical storm.  But, the 4:00 am advisory from the National Hurricane Center issues this warning:  "Isaac on the verge of becoming a hurricane.  Significant storm surge and freshwater flood threat to northern gulf coast."  Isaac is now at 27.5N 88.1W and it's packing winds of 70 mph.More >>
  • State emergency operation center open

    State emergency operation center open

    Monday, August 27 2012 12:33 PM EDT2012-08-27 16:33:31 GMT
    State reps from various agencies arrived at the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency early Monday morning to set up the state's emergency operations center. As tropical storm Isaac strengthens, officialsMore >>
    State officials are teaming up and preparing to put in place an emergency plan as tropical storm Isaac gains momentum throughout the Gulf Coast.More >>
  • Saints adjust schedule because of storm

    Saints adjust schedule because of storm

    Sunday, August 26 2012 10:37 PM EDT2012-08-27 02:37:31 GMT
    With Tropical Storm Isaac forecast to hit the Gulf Coast as a hurricane this week, New Orleans interim coach Joe Vitt says Sunday the Saints have canceled practice and meetings Monday to allow playersMore >>
    With Tropical Storm Isaac forecast to hit the Gulf Coast as a hurricane this week, New Orleans interim coach Joe Vitt says Sunday the Saints have canceled practice and meetings Monday.More >>
  • Tropical Storm Helene forms along Mexican coast

    Tropical Storm Helene forms along Mexican coast

    Friday, August 17 2012 7:59 PM EDT2012-08-17 23:59:12 GMT
    MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Helene has formed in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, leading to the issuance of a tropical storm warning for the eastern coast of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center saidMore >>
    Tropical Storm Helene has formed in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, leading to the issuance of a tropical storm warning for the eastern coast of Mexico.   
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  • Mike's Blog: Understanding models

    Mike's Blog: Understanding models

    Tuesday, July 3 2012 3:44 PM EDT2012-07-03 19:44:56 GMT
    There has been a lot of discussion about the models tracks associated with Tropical Storm Debby. Some models predicted the storm would track west toward Texas, while others tracked the storm east towardMore >>
    There has been a lot of discussion about the models tracks associated with Tropical Storm Debby. Some models predicted the storm would track west toward Texas, while others tracked the storm east toward Florida. The storm finally moved into and across Florida. The question is why didn't the models handle the storm better?More >>
  • SLIDESHOW: Tropical Storm Debby

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    Monday, June 25 2012 8:11 AM EDT2012-06-25 12:11:41 GMT
    Tropical Storm Debby is drenching Florida as the storm continues moves slowly through northern Florida and southern Georgia.More >>
    Tropical Storm Debby is drenching Florida as the storm continues moves slowly through northern Florida and southern Georgia.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Be prepared this hurricane season

    WLOX Editorial: Be prepared this hurricane season

    Monday, June 4 2012 6:52 AM EDT2012-06-04 10:52:51 GMT
    We are just a few days into the 2012 hurricane season and already we've had two tropical storms, Alberto and Beryl. They brought gusty winds, high tides and much needed rain to parts of the Southeast coast.More >>
    We are just a few days into the 2012 hurricane season and already we've had two tropical storms, Alberto and Beryl. They brought gusty winds, high tides and much needed rain to parts of the Southeast coast. Even with such an early start to the tropical season, forecasters say they believe the 2012 season will be about average with 12 tropical storms and six hurricanes. But as anyone who lived through Katrina can tell you, it only takes one hit to turn your life upside down.More >>
  • Ten C-130's leaving Keesler, but Hurricane Hunters will stay

    Ten C-130's leaving Keesler, but Hurricane Hunters will stay

    Friday, February 3 2012 8:13 PM EST2012-02-04 01:13:35 GMT
    Keesler Air Force Base will lose half of its C-130J fleet as part of coming military cuts. But the Hurricane Hunters of the 403rd Wing 'will' stay in Biloxi.More >>
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