Friday, May 24 2013 9:35 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:35:10 GMT
According to Biloxi police, a gun went off inside the downtown Biloxi Waffle House early Friday morning. The bullet shattered one of the restaurant's windows. Moments later, the gun's owner was takenMore >>
According to Biloxi police, a gun went off inside the downtown Biloxi Waffle House early Friday morning. The bullet shattered one of the restaurant's windows. Moments later, the gun's owner was taken to jail. Police say Sam Edward Yu is charged with attempted aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The 21-year-old is from Montgomery, Alabama.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:49 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:49:03 GMT
It's a voyage that helps introduce tourists to those small waterfront towns that they may not ordinarily think to visit. A cruise ship docked in Biloxi on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday, passengersMore >>
It's a voyage that helps introduce tourists to those small waterfront towns that they may not ordinarily think to visit. A cruise ship docked in Biloxi on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday, passengers visited several attractions including the Biloxi lighthouse and the visitors center. The Grande Caribe set sail from New Orleans and will continue on until it reaches St. Petersburg. Crew members said it's the stops along the way that makes these small cruises stand out.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 1:16 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:16:06 GMT
Throughout the weekend there are several locales on the Gulf Coast offering plenty in honor of Memorial Day. 12th Annual St. Ann's Catfish Festival The Lizana Community's very own St. Ann's CatholicMore >>
Throughout the weekend there are several locales on the Gulf Coast offering plenty in honor of Memorial Day.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday - she lost.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday, she lost.More >>
HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
Hurricane victims cleaning up the mess left by Isaac are being warned not to overdo it in this heat. All this week the heat index has been more than 100 degrees. Emergency officials said they're worried about people suffering from heat stroke.
Hurricane Isaac left Homer Jenkins, 62, a big mess at his Hancock County fish camp.
"We had about three feet of water in here and the room in there and the shed out back got all full of mud and mucked up," said Jenkins. When asked about the cleanup, he said "It's been hot and stinky."
The hot weather has emergency officials worried residents who are cleaning up and making storm repairs may be putting themselves in danger of suffering from heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
Hancock County Emergency Management Director Brian Adam said, "Right now it's very concerning that people are out mucking houses and trying to get their houses cleaned up. With this heat, and it's been hot, we're just concerned that they may start having some heat related issues and not realize it until it's too late. "
Officials said some of the signs of heat exhaustion are heavy sweating, weak pulse, fainting or dizziness, nausea, vomiting, exhaustion and headaches.
"Doesn't matter if you're young or old. Everybody has got limits so
you've to got to know them and not overdo it," said Adam. "We don't want
to see someone have a heat stroke or get really ill or even die from
Here are some of the tips to avoiding overheating.
Stay on the lowest floor and out of the sunshine if air conditioning is not available.
Drink plenty of water.
Dress in loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothes.
Avoid strenuous work during the hottest part of the day.
Work alongside a friend during extreme heat.
Take frequent breaks.
said, "Take a rest. You don't have to do everything at one time
because it's very hard to work in this heat for a long period of time."
Heat rash (prickly heat) occurs when the sweat ducts to the skin become blocked or swell, causing discomfort and itching. Heat cramps occur in muscles after exercise because sweating causes the body to
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