Saturday, October 5 2013 3:34 PM EDT2013-10-05 19:34:54 GMT
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is on his way to Biloxi. Despite Tropical Storm Karen still spinning in the Gulf of Mexico, the governor just sent out a tweet that said, "I'm taking my Nomad down to CruisinMore >>
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is on his way to Biloxi. Despite Tropical Storm Karen still spinning in the Gulf of Mexico, the governor just sent out a tweet that said, "I'm taking my Nomad down to Cruisin the Coast."More >>
Friday, October 4 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-10-05 03:26:38 GMT
Several events across the coast were canceled today, because of the threat of tropical storm Karen, but at least one popular festival will carry on. Holy Family Catholic Church in Pass Christian stillMore >>
Several events across the coast were canceled Friday, because of the threat of tropical storm Karen, but at least one popular festival will carry on.More >>
Thursday, April 10 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-04-10 19:13:00 GMT
A Columbia doctor charged with sexual battery has taken his own life. Dr. Martin Ugwudike was found dead in his home in the Canebrake subdivision near Hattiesburg just before noon. Ugwudike, who hasMore >>
A Columbia doctor charged with sexual battery has taken his own life. More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:01:26 GMT
Dozens of Petal residents and members of nearly one dozen Native-American tribes from six Southeastern states are engaging in an exchange of cultures for the first time in the Friendly City this weekend.More >>
Members of the Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee and other tribes are taking part in the 12th annual Golden Eagle Pow Wow.More >>
(RNN) – After stirring up warnings and putting most of the northern Gulf Coast on high alert, what was once Tropical Depression Karen is dissipating in the Gulf.
The latest and last forecast the National Hurricane Center issued on Karen showed the remnants of the storm with maximum sustained winds of 30 miles per hour. It is no longer considered a tropical cyclone.
The storm was moving at 13 mph on Sunday morning, and is located about 85 miles southwest the mouth of the Mississippi River.
Coastal flooding is possible along the northern Gulf Coast, and the NHC also predicts that Karen is expected to produce 1 to 3 inches of rainfall across the area.
The need for around the clock monitoring at NOAA came during the first week of a partial government shutdown that started on Oct. 1.
Some Federal Emergency Management Agency workers were taken off of furlough on Thursday to help respond to Karen.
"Due to the federal government shutdown, NOAA.gov and most associated web sites are unavailable," the NHC website has read since Oct. 1. "However, because the information this site provides is necessary to protect life and property, it will be updated and maintained during the federal government shutdown."
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Friday, October 4 2013 11:21 PM EDT2013-10-05 03:21:59 GMT
Tropical Depression38 miles per hour and lessTropical Storm39-73 miles per hourCategory 1 Hurricane74-95 miles per hourCategory 2 Hurricane 96-110 miles per hourCategory 3 Hurricane 111-129 miles per hourCategoryMore >>
Hurricanes are categorized by their wind speeds. The following is a look at the wind speeds it takes to produce a storm. More >>
Thursday, September 12 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-09-13 03:26:03 GMT
(RNN) - After a slow start, the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is ramping up. Tropical depression 10, poised to become Ingrid if it develops into a full-fledged tropical storm, developed in the Gulf ofMore >>
After a slow start, the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is ramping up.More >>
Tuesday, July 30 2013 2:25 PM EDT2013-07-30 18:25:47 GMT
The National Hurricane Center in Miami is tracking a tropical depression that has formed in the East Pacific. Forecasters say the system should strengthen to a Tropical Storm by early Thursday morning.More >>
The worst of what is now Tropical Depression Flossie has now passed through most of the state, bringing thunderstorms dangerously high surf but sparing most islands from serious storm related damage.
Friday, June 7 2013 5:09 AM EDT2013-06-07 09:09:19 GMT
The Grand Strand is under a Tropical Storm Warning as Andrea approaches from the southwest. More >>
The Grand Strand remains under a Tropical Storm Warning as Andrea moves northeastward along the eastern seaboard. With the 5 a.m. update, the National Hurricane Center said Andrea is about 50 miles southwest of Charleston.More >>
Thursday, June 6 2013 7:51 AM EDT2013-06-06 11:51:47 GMT
(RNN) – Less than a week into the official hurricane season, the first storm of the year has formed in the Gulf. Tropical Storm Andrea has sustained winds of 40 mph and is sitting 320 miles SSW of Apalachicola,More >>
Less than a week into the official hurricane season, the first storm of the year has formed in the Gulf.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:51:28 GMT
A powerful earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey calculated its magnitude at 7.5 and said it was centered near the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are...More >>
A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.More >>
Thursday, April 17 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-17 10:54:04 GMT
Harold Robins and his girlfriend lost their home Monday night. And to make matters worse they didn't have insurance. Still the traveling pipe fitter says he would live in an RV again because of how convenientMore >>
Harold Robins and his girlfriend lost their home Monday night. And to make matters worse they didn't have insurance. Still the traveling pipe fitter says he would live in an RV again because of how convenient they are.More >>
Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-16 10:54:04 GMT
Strong winds from Monday's severe weather caused some damage to a condo complex in Gautier. Two walls at the Riverbend Condominiums came crashing down around 8 p.m.More >>
Strong winds from Monday's severe weather caused some damage to a condo complex in Gautier. Two walls at the Riverbend Condominiums came crashing down around 8 p.m. Neighbors remember hearing a loud roar before the wall started to shake.More >>
Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-16 10:53:03 GMT
In a matter of minutes, dozens of people had their lives literally turned upside down when a violent storm ripped through the Santa Maria RV park in Gautier Monday night.More >>
In a matter of minutes, dozens of people had their lives literally turned upside down when a violent storm ripped through the Santa Maria RV park in Gautier Monday night. Tuesday morning, they got their first daylight look at what remains of their homes and belongings.More >>
With all of Valparaiso under military rule early Tuesday, 5,000 firefighters, police, forest rangers, soldiers, sailors and civil defense workers joined in a mammoth fight against wildfires licking around the...More >>
President Michelle Bachelet vowed Tuesday to reconstruct this once-beautiful port city according to a master plan that would prevent many of the 12,500 victims of devastating wildfires from rebuilding on hills that cannot...More >>