May 28th Update
Federal Transportation Emergency Declaration: Click here to view
Governor Bryant issues State of Emergency for Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto
PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a State of Emergency and an Executive Order authorizing the use of the Mississippi National Guard as Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto advances to the Gulf of Mexico.
The National Hurricane Center has issued tropical storm and storm surge watches for the Mississippi Coast, which means tropical storm conditions are expected in the next 36 hours. The National Hurricane Center forecasts Alberto to be a Tropical Storm when it makes landfall either late Sunday evening or early Monday morning (winds between 39-74 mph). Heavy rainfall along with coastal and inland flooding continues to be the main threat for South Mississippi starting Sunday into early next week.
The State Emergency Operations Center has been activated with key state agencies participating in the planning and response phases. Operations will run as long as necessary.
“Whether you’re a resident of this state or just visiting, you need to stay updated on this evolving tropical system,” said Gov. Bryant. “Coastal and inland flooding could be a serious issue in the coming days. I ask everyone to please make final preparations to your family emergency plan, especially those that live in mobile homes and low-lying areas.”
Residents with questions about Alberto preparations on the coast can call the county emergency management offices:
- Hancock Co. 228-255-0942
- Harrison Co. 228-865-4002
- Jackson Co. 228-769-3111
A state of emergency is an administrative tool that authorizes the use of state resources to aid in storm response efforts.
The State Emergency Operations Center is monitoring conditions and requests for resources from counties.
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Local proclamation from Harrison County
Local Proclamations for Emergency are in effect for Harrison County, Cities of D’Iberville, Biloxi, Gulfport, Long Beach, and Pass Christian on Saturday, May 26, 2018,
-Per Rupert Lacy, MCEM – Harrison County Emergency Management Director
The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm watch for the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This means tropical storm force winds (39-74 MPH) and hazardous storm surge are possible in that area beginning on Sunday. Heavy rainfall continues to be the main threat which could lead to coastal and inland flooding towards South Mississippi and the Gulf Coast, along with flash flooding towards central and north Mississippi.
The images reflect rainfall totals (in inches) and the cone of uncertainty, which reflects the expected arrival times of the storm.
May 24th Update
Harrison County Emergency Management has set up sand bag locations throughout the county. No shovels are available and the sand bags are self serve. Click here for more info