Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-04-19 17:54:24 GMT
Hattiesburg residents took part in a refresher class today to be sure they are ready to assist local first-responders in many different types of emergencies. The class included intensive training for theMore >>
Hattiesburg residents took part in a refresher class today to be sure they are ready to assist local first-responders in many different types of emergencies.
Friday, April 18 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:38:37 GMT
This is a news release from Attorney General Jim Hood's Office A Pearl River County resident has been sentenced to prison for fondling a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today. BrandonMore >>
A Pearl River County resident has been sentenced to prison for fondling a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:23:56 GMT
The BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip made it's 10th of 11 pits stops this morning in Hattiesburg at the Canebrake Country Club. The third annual tour is part of the university's effort to connect with alumniMore >>
The BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip made it's 10th of 11 pits stops this morning in Hattiesburg at the Canebrake Country Club.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:19:36 GMT
A group of his friends gathered at Homeslice Pizza in downtown Toledo Friday evening, thinking of their friend Andrew Rose.More >>
A group of his friends gathered at Homeslice Pizza in downtown Toledo Friday evening, thinking of their friend Andrew Rose. Rose is missing after a boat he was on capsized on Lake Erie earlier this week.More >>
We've heard incredible stories of survival this week about local residents whose homes were directly hit in Sunday's tornados, but what if you're in a public place or in your car when a tornado strikes?
Three of the most common places to be are in a store, sports stadium or car, but do you know what to do if a storm is coming toward you in one of these places?
"I never thought that I would be in a tornado. I never thought about what I would do," said Bianca Guerra.
But when the time came on Sunday, Guerra ran into a Meijer store in Oregon.
"I noticed that the lights in the parking lot went out and so when I noticed that, the windows started shaking and I turned around and ran," she said.
Guerra ran to a stock room with other customers and employees. Wood County Emergency Management Director Brad Gilbert says Guerra did the right thing. Gilbert says to always stay away from doors and windows during a tornado, and avoid the center – the roof could cave in. Go to the back or side of the store.
"A lot of times the warehouse part of the store, where they store all the merchandise before they bring it out, again is a smaller area than the big retail area roof," Gilbert said. "You're going to get more support underneath those roofs back by these locations."
"Always get to the back," Guerra added. "Get as far away from the storm as you can."
What if you're stuck at a sports stadium? Gilbert says you should take cover immediately.
"Obviously you're out in the open, you're exposed to the elements," he said. "Really the key is getting ahead of the game. Again, that will help reduce the panic."
The biggest threat is not that a tornado will sweep you up, but that debris could strike you. Get to the concourse or a bathroom or office where there is concrete to protect you.
This is also the case for a thunderstorm. Gilbert says more people are injured by lightning than anything else in a storm.
Many people are afraid of being stuck in their car during a storm. It happened to Tim Apple when a tornado struck on Quarry Road near North Baltimore.
"All of a sudden, a wall of water, and the next thing you know, shrapnel is flying around my car," Apple said.
Gilbert says if there is no building to escape into, pull off the road.
"Stay in your car, put your seat all the way back so you're laying as flat as possible, make sure your seatbelt stays on to keep you strapped in the car," he said.
Many of us have been told to get out of the car and take cover in a ditch if a tornado is coming, but it turns out that's not the best thing to do.
"The ditch could be full of water, debris could still get at you in a more shallow ditch," Gilbert explained. "It would probably be safer to stay in your vehicle."
He says there's one common theme for staying safe in all three places: look at your surroundings and know your options before a storm hits.
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 >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:57:35 GMT
Hundreds of children and their parents got some early Easter presents at Dahmer Park Saturday morning during the 67th annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the City of Hattiesburg and the Lion'sMore >>
The event also featured games for the children. Kids could also have photos made with the Easter Bunny.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:21:52 GMT
Southern Miss Athletics Press ReleaseHATTIESBURG, Miss. – Matt Durst delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth giving Southern Miss the only run they needed while Christian Talley and Ryan MiltonMore >>
Matt Durst delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth giving Southern Miss the only run they needed while Christian Talley and Ryan Milton combined to shutout Conference USA foe Louisiana Tech for the second-straight day in a 1-0 decision here Saturday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:18:25 GMT
Southern Miss Athletics Press ReleaseHATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Black squad accumulated 369 yards of offense on its way to a 45-25 victory over the Golden team in Southern Miss' annual Black and Gold game,More >>
The Black squad accumulated 369 yards of offense on its way to a 45-25 victory over the Golden team in Southern Miss' annual Black and Gold game, Saturday afternoon at M.M. Roberts Stadium.More >>
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