Thursday, August 21 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:26:19 GMT
Hattiesburg police received a call at four Thursday afternoon from the Jr. Food Mart on the corner of West 4th Street and Main Street when a man was harassing customers at gas pumps. When the officersMore >>
Hattiesburg police received a call at four Thursday afternoon from the Jr. Food Mart on the corner of West 4th Street and Main Street when a man was harassing customers at gas pumps.More >>
Power crews are on standby across the Carolinas as the winter storm dumps several inches of snow on the region.
Employees of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation are prepared to respond and are on high alert for a major snowstorm predicted for the cooperative's service area, according to the Corporation.
No outages are occurring as of 1 p.m. Wednesday but cooperative officials advise members that the worst conditions will likely be Wednesday evening through Thursday morning. Members are advised to be prepared and keep the PowerLine outage reporting number handy: 1-800-448-2383.
Ten inches or more of snow is predicted. A heavy, wet snow--especially if icy precipitation is mixed in--could lead to outages.
Generally, temperatures of 30 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer will produce a heavier, wetter snow that could cling to tree limbs and fall into power lines or cause problems by weighing down power lines.
Blue Ridge Electric features an online Storm Room complete with an online outage map, preparedness and safety tips, videos, and other resources at BlueRidgeEMC.com.
As a safety precaution, Blue Ridge Electric reminds the public that downed power lines can still be energized and therefore dangerous or even deadly!
Stay far away from downed power lines--no one except a trained line technician should ever handle a downed power line.
If you see a downed line, please report the location immediately to Blue Ridge Electric by calling any local district office or 1-800-451-5474.
Duke Energy has about 3,400 restoration personnel in place, according to a news release from the company.
The crews include about 500 from the company's Midwest and Florida operations. They will bolster the company's regular complement of line technicians, service crews and other personnel.
The company has the ability to move crews from both Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress, which serve a wide geographic area in North Carolina and South Carolina.
Duke Energy urges customers to be prepared: -- Check your supply of flashlights, batteries, bottled water, non-perishable foods, medicines, etc. -- Ensure a portable, battery-operated radio, TV or NOAA weather radio is on hand. -- Do not attempt to heat your home with a gas grill or by bringing a generator inside. Only operate such equipment outdoors in well-ventilated areas. Follow manufacturer instructions. -- Check on family members, friends and neighbors who have special medical needs or who are elderly to ensure they have necessary emergency supplies. Encourage them to determine now what action they would take in the event of an extended power outage. Customers who experience an outage should call Duke Energy's automated outage-reporting systems for their respective utility: -- Duke Energy Carolinas: 1-800-POWERON (1-800-769-3766) -- Duke Energy Progress: 1-800-419-6356 Customers may also report an outage or view current outages online at www.duke-energy.com/storms
Friday, August 22 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:12:51 GMT
TYLERTOWN, MS (WDAM) - The Mississippi Dept. of Transportation, the Mississippi Highway Patrol, local elected officials and school administrators teamed up Friday at Tylertown High School to demonstrateMore >>
The Mississippi Dept. of Transportation, the Mississippi Highway Patrol, local elected officials and school administrators teamed up Friday at Tylertown High School to demonstrate the dangers of failing to wear car seat belts, while honoring a local student who was killed in an auto accident just two weeks ago.More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:30:09 GMT
A Jones County Junior College alumnus revealed a gift to his wife and to the college, in the form of a plaza park, complete with swings, benches, flowers and plants. Sidney "Buck" Anderson said the LibbyMore >>
A Jones County Junior College alumnus revealed a gift to his wife and to the college, in the form of a plaza park, complete with swings, benches, flowers and plants.More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:36:46 GMT
This is a news release from the University of Southern Mississippi Music Department If you are auditioning for Mary Poppins, ALL must do the dance audition on Friday evening AND ALL must do their specificMore >>
If you are auditioning for Mary Poppins, all must do the dance audition on Friday evening and all must do their specific singing/acting audition. There are no singing only or dancing only parts.More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:44:08 GMT
One person was transported to a local hospital by ambulance after a City of Hattiesburg mower flipped on an embankment off Lincoln Road. A city crew was working along Lincoln Road near Interstate 59 shortlyMore >>
One person was transported to a local hospital by ambulance after a City of Hattiesburg mower flipped on an embankment off Lincoln Road.More >>
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