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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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Highway 90 traffic restored, Nate recovery response continues

Updated information: Wednesday, October 11, 9 A.M. CDT JACKSON, MISS. –Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) crews are making progress on recovery efforts along the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Nate. “Over half of the high-mast lighting systems that were lowered before … Continue reading

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MDOT Response Continues Following Hurricane Nate

Updated information: Tuesday, October 10, 11:30 A.M. CDT JACKSON, MISS. –Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) crews continue remaining recovery efforts following Hurricane Nate along the Gulf Coast. “All travel lanes are open, but MDOT crews will continue clearing sand from … Continue reading

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Hurricane Nate Recovery Update

PEARL – The Mississippi Gulf Coast and South Mississippi has shifted to the recovery phase in the aftermath of Hurricane Nate. There have still been no injuries reported in relation to Nate, and the focus is now on restoring electrical … Continue reading

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Hurricane Nate Recovery Update

  PEARL – The Mississippi Gulf Coast and South Mississippi has shifted to the recovery phase in the aftermath of Hurricane Nate. There have still been no injuries reported in relation to Nate, and the focus is now on restoring … Continue reading

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Singing River Electric Crews working to restore power following Hurricane Nate

Trucks will roll out into the communities before daylight this morning. Eight different Mississippi electric cooperative crews and six contract crews join Singing River Electric linemen to expedite the effort of restoring power to southeast Mississippi. As of 5:30 a.m. … Continue reading

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MDEQ Issues Closure for all Mississippi Gulf Coast Beaches

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued a closure Monday for all beaches across the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  The beaches are closed to access as a public health precaution until the hurricane debris … Continue reading

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