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Riding Out The Storm

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  • Monday, 7:30am

    We're Moving

    We're Moving

    We are now moving into the older section of the building. A huge chunk of our roof just ripped off the newsroom. Ironically, it's right over most of our computer systems. We are still broadcasting. I'll write another update once we're allowed back into the newsroom. More >>
  • Monday, 7:15am

    Eyewitness Accounts

    Eyewitness Accounts

    We just received a call from a viewer in Biloxi's Sunkist community who reported a roof being blown off a house on Tee Street. That's right off Popp's Ferry Road. Our Assignment Editor Doug Walker just talked to someone at Harrison County Civil Defense who reported seeing a satellite dish break off of a TV station's truck.More >>
  • Monday, 6:50am

    Strong Winds

    Strong Winds

    The sun is up now, which means people are flocking to the back door of the newsroom to watch the powerful winds in action. We have a large wooded area next to the station and you can see the pine trees bending back. More >>
  • Monday, 6:30am

    Pascagoula Water Rising

    Pascagoula Water Rising

    Our Jackson County Reporter Jamiee Goad just sent word that the water is up from the beach to Convent Avenue in Pascagoula. More >>
  • Monday, 6:15am

    All Crews Inside

    All Crews Inside

    Our news crews are not allowed to go out on the streets right now for safety's sake. Reporter Steve Phillips is doing what he can from right outside our back door. But even that's stopped for now.More >>
  • Monday, 5:30am

    Fierce Winds, Flooding Begins

    Fierce Winds, Flooding Begins

    This storm is blowing pretty hard now. We can hear the winds pushing against the building right now. The lights hanging in the studio are shaking. Rhonda Weidner, who's anchoring the news with Jeff Lawson right now, told me she's prepared to jump under the anchor desk at any moment. More >>
  • Monday, 1am

    First Squalls

    First Squalls

    Just in the last hour we've started to see some of the first squalls move into South Mississippi. The winds are picking up and we're starting to see heavy rain in some areas. More >>
  • Sunday, 11:20pm

    All Is Quiet

    All Is Quiet

    Our reporters coming in from the field say all is pretty quite right now. For one, Harrison County ordered a countywide curfew beginning at 9pm, so the streets are almost empty. More >>
  • Sunday, 8pm

    Makeshift News Set

    Makeshift News Set

    I just made a quick pass through our "green room," which is basically a waiting room for guests about to appear on a news show. Our studio crew has set up a makeshift news set for our anchors to broadcast from during the height of the storm. More >>
  • Sunday, 7:30pm

    The Calm Before The Storm

    The Calm Before The Storm

    A quick introduction- I'm Renee Johnson, the Internet Producer for WLOX.com. I grew up in Ocean Springs and have worked at the station for 12 years. I'm just one of the many "behind the scenes" people who help get the news on the air, and on the web each day. I'll be riding out the storm here in the newsroom, along with about 40 or 50 of my fellow employees.More >>
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