Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:41 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains were mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:41:59 GMT
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday. Once deputies arrived to the home theyMore >>
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday.More >>
WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) -
You can get weather warnings from all sorts of modern day technology. One source that's remained a constant, however, is the weather alert siren.
This type of alert system has warned citizens of approaching danger for decades. Waveland Fire Chief Mike Smith says the warnings come in handy seeing that in those situations every second counts.
"Typically down here the tornadoes begin in the Southwest and end in the Northeast and sometimes very rapidly. The time of issuing a warning can sometimes be minutes, sometimes seconds," Chief Mike Smith said.
Smith says Waveland currently has three sirens that were installed less than a year ago. They've been activated three separate times and cover about 80 percent of the city.
Though proven effective, not every municipality on the coast has an alert system. Some of the coastal citizens who do, find comfort in knowing they're there.
"They [other cities] do need them. If I lived in that community I would talk to the mayor about getting some because it does save lives. It really does," Greg Cates said.
Jacques Mitchell says seeing others dealing with natural disasters, he knows any kind of warning would help.
"I've seen the people who have had to deal with tornadoes and so many of them have said 'all of a sudden it hit.' Those extra 30 seconds or whatever could make a difference," Michell said.
There are cities and counties in South Mississippi that already have tornado sirens up and running. However, they are relatively new in this area. Chief Smith says he's already seen the benefit in having the system in place and he hopes to add more.
"We have put in applications for two additional sirens which would give us 100 percent coverage. That's what's good about these sirens. It prompts you to get inside and see what the issues are," Smith said.
If you live in an area that does not have tornado sirens, but you have a smartphone or tablet, you can get warnings from the National Weather Service as soon as they're issued through the WLOX 24/7 Weather App. It's free and available by searching the Apple App store or the Google Play store.
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