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.
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.
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.
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.
I am torn when reading stories like the tragic murder-suicide of Kansas City Chiefs'' player Jovan Belcher. My first reaction is sadness that such a thing can occur at all, no matter who is involved. But my emotions move to resentment that a real-world event has invaded our little sanctum sanctorum that sports provides us.