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It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started three decades ago.More >>
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started at the school three decades ago. Thousands of students consider him the "coolest" teacher around.More >>
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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 >>
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In a WLOX News exclusive, former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry.More >>
In a WLOX News exclusive, Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry. "I can tell you that there isn't a word in the English language that I'm not intelligent enough to know," the former Biloxi mayor said, "that can more strongly deny that I was ever involved in anything to do with Vince and Margaret being hurt, and Vince and Margaret being killed."More >>
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Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30More >>
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30 this morning wearing masks, holding guns an demanding money. More >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
The 2012 hurricane season is officially a thing of the past.
"I think a lot of folks in South Mississippi are feeling kind of a sigh of relief," said American Red Cross Chapter Executive Jay Huffstatler.
Huffstatler said the season was anything but calm. With two category one hurricanes, Hurricane Isaac and Hurricane Sandy, there was devastation throughout the country.
"We hadn't had a major storm since Hurricane Gustav. So, we were kind of counting our blessings. But, we realized sooner of later we would have a hurricane," said Huffstatler.
August 28th, Hurricane Isaac made landfall. South Mississippi felt its presence. MEMA said Isaac caused 11-million dollars in infrastructure damage in Mississippi and flooded nearly 500 homes in South Mississippi. The American Red Cross was there.
"We had over 12,000 volunteers here. We are making sure that South Mississippi folks have a place to go," said Huffstatler.
As the recovery wheels for Isaac were in motion, people in the Northeast were struck by Hurricane Sandy, on October 29th. The storm caused an estimated 50 billion dollars in damages.
"We have sent from Mississippi 139 volunteers and we have got 11 ervs that deployed into the region," said Huffstatler.
People across the country are still recovering from these two storms. That's one of the reasons the season has been classified above average.
According to the National oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this year's Atlantic hurricane season produced 19 named storms. The average is 12.
As that sigh of relief is taken, one thing is important to remember.
"Disaster can strike anytime, any day," said Huffstatler.
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