April 27, 2020

More than two weeks after the Easter tornadoes, MEMA has opened disaster assistance centers in Covington, Jefferson Davis, and Jones Counties.  The centers are open weekdays 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. until noon (closed Sundays) at the following locations...

January 10, 2020

(The following is a press release from the Forrest County Sheriff's Dept.)

WEATHER UPDATE: The National Weather Service has Forrest County under an Enhanced Risk for severe weather on Saturday. Due to the primary threat of 70 mph straight line winds, a Wind Advisory wil...

December 11, 2019

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September 3, 2019

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November 1, 2018

(Note for officials: If weather is affecting your school's operations, please send press releases or other notes on closures to myfox23@whpmtv.com from your work account.  Thanks.)

CITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS:

\ Columbia on a two-hour delay
\ Hattiesburg on a two-hour delay
\...

June 1, 2018

(The following is a press release from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.)


PEARL – Today, June 1, marks the official start to the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season. We have already seen the first named storm of the season in Alberto which made landfall along the...

May 7, 2018

(The following is a press release from MEMA.)

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant has declared May 7-May 11 as Hurricane Preparedness Week in Mississippi to ensure residents are prepared for the upcoming tropical weather season. This year also marks the 13-year anniversary of Hurr...

March 8, 2018

(The following is a press release from the Jones County Emergency Management Agency.)

This afternoon into early evening Jones County is under limited threat of fire danger.

Gusty winds, low humidity and recent dry conditions will bring the risk for limited fire danger to...

February 21, 2018

Mississippi officials say a statewide tornado drill will held this morning at 9:15 a.m. Officials say this is an opportunity for businesses and schools to discuss a plan in the event of a real tornado warning.

February 16, 2018

(The following is a press release from the Mississippi Department of Transportation)

JACKSON, MISS. – The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) joins the National Weather Service, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and local emergency managers...

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