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Hurricane Season 2014 is here

Saturday, 31 May 2014 12:43
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

June 1, marks the first official day of hurricane season, and Harrison County emergency managers are warning everyone to be prepared.

"Unfortunately, people have a mindset, I survived Camille, I survived Katrina; I'll survive the next one," said Captain Greg Federico with the Harrison County Sheriff's Office.

Although the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, better known as NOAA, is predicting a below average hurricane season, these professionals say all it takes is one.

Published in Katrina Anniversary
HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

The Hancock County Emergency Operation Center has been without a permanent place to call home since Hurricane Katrina nearly nine years ago. In fact, the EOC staff has been uprooted and bounced around to six different temporary locations since the storm.

Although the new EOC building now under construction on Highway 603 in Kiln won't be finished before the 2014 hurricane season begins on Sunday, it will be ready to open before the season ends.

Published in Katrina Anniversary
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

More than 80 Jackson County students just finished a book that captures how their community survived Hurricane Katrina. On Friday, students at East Central High School donated their book to their public library. Their gift stirred up a lot of memories and emotions.

The pages revealed the shock and fear felt by South Mississippians who lived through Hurricane Katrina.

Published in Katrina Anniversary
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

BP says the Gulf of Mexico is undergoing a "robust recovery"in the four years since the oil spill. The company released a report this week outlining the progress that's been made since the Deepwater Horizon accident in 2010. That report looks at tourism, fishing and the environment.

The BP report talks about record tourism numbers in the gulf region.

Published in BP Oil Spill
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

BP says the Gulf is undergoing a "robust recovery" since the oil spill four years ago, due in part, to the company's ongoing support.

BP released a report outlining what it calls the significant progress that's been made since the Deepwater Horizon accident.

Read the full report here: http://bit.ly/P5Anfw

The report looks at tourism, fishing and the environment.

Published in BP Oil Spill
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

After a $40 million restoration of Jones Park following Hurricane Katrina, the Gulfport park is very busy hosting a wide array of events.

Crews with the just concluded weekend yacht and boat show spent Monday morning packing up and moving out of Jones Park. The city of Gulfport will soon get to work preparing for Harbor Fest this coming weekend.

Published in Katrina Anniversary

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