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Transportation Emergency Declaration

Federal Motor Carrier  Western Service Center Safety Administration  12600 West Colfax Avenue, Suite B-300 Lakewood, CO   80215 Southern Service Center 1800 Century Boulevard, Suite 1700 Atlanta, GA  30345 May 27, 2018 REGIONAL DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY UNDER 49 CFR § 390.23 … Continue reading

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GOV. BRYANT DECLARES SPRING SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDENESS WEEK

PEARL – The months of March, April and May have historically brought the greatest threat of severe weather to Mississippi. Therefore, Gov. Phil Bryant has declared Feb. 19-23, 2018 as Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Last year went down as … Continue reading

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Ice on roads in most of state, MDOT advises no travel

JACKSON, MISS.–As winter weather conditions continue to affect highways across the state, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is advising the public to stay off roads with reported icy conditions and to limit travel to emergencies only.   “The issue … Continue reading

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State Offices to Open at 10 a.m. on Jan. 17

JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant has ordered agency heads to delay opening state offices on Wednesday, Jan. 17, until 10 a.m. Agency heads will also have discretion whether to require non-emergency personnel to report to work. Winter weather that continued … Continue reading

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Winter Storm, Wicked Wind Chills headed for Mississippi

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is encouraging the public to prepare for a winter storm set to enter the state Monday evening through Tuesday and near zero wind chills. The National Weather Service expects for snow to begin as early … Continue reading

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GOV. BRYANT DECLARES FALL SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant declares Oct. 23-27 as Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi.   Mississippi is making the transition into fall, opening the severe weather season. The state has been hit by 779 tornadoes in the months … Continue reading

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“GREAT CENTRAL U.S. SHAKEOUT” EARTHQUAKE DRILL SET FOR OCTOBER 19, 2017

  PEARL –The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is encouraging everyone in the state to take part in the 2017 “Great Central U.S. ShakeOut” Earthquake Drill on Thursday, October 19 at 10:19 a.m.   During the self-led drill, participants practice how … Continue reading

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MDEQ Lifts Closure for Three Stations in Hancock County

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted closures Thursday for Stations 1, 2, and 3 in Hancock County.   Closures are lifted for:   Station 1 – Lakeshore Beach – from the Silver … Continue reading

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MDOT response efforts near completion following Hurricane Nate

Updated information: Thursday, October 12, 9 A.M. CDT JACKSON, MISS. –Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) crews along the Gulf Coast are wrapping up response efforts following Hurricane Nate. “The majority of MDOT’s response efforts along the Gulf Coast are complete,” … Continue reading

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MDMR to waive permit fees for repairing, rebuilding after Hurricane Nate

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources said Wednesday the agency will waive permit fees until April 30, 2018, for structures that need to be repaired or rebuilt from damage due to Hurricane Nate. These structures … Continue reading

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