For some, it may be hard to believe that nine years have passed since Hurricane Katrina made landfall and left major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi. Most people will never forget where theyMore >>
Friday marks nine years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, causing major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi.More >>
Saturday, August 30 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:50:22 GMT
An early morning fire has claimed the life of a Pine Belt woman. Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem confirmed the death of a female victim, however the name is not being released pending notificationMore >>
An early morning fire has claimed the life of a Pine Belt woman.More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:33:06 GMT
SPARTANBURG COUNT, SC (WYFF) - Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. DeputiesMore >>
Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:43:37 GMT
(WMC) – A protest is going on at Rosa Fort High School in Tunica, Mississippi where people are upset over the firing of a principal. There are more than 100 people marching from the school to the superintendent'sMore >>
More than 100 students are protesting the dismissal of their principal by walking out of school. More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:48:04 GMT
The Canton Public School District says that it is working diligently to contain the spread of scabies at several of its schools. The school district says they have informed parents that their childrenMore >>
The school district says they have informed parents that their children may have recently been exposed.
HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Coastal Carolina University's HUGO team released its 2014 Atlantic hurricane season outlook Tuesday, predicting a "below to near normal" season. This prediction is similar to that released in April by Colorado State University, which forecasts a below-average season.
Coastal Carolina University's forecast predicts a total of nine to 11 named storms, three to six of which will become hurricanes (winds greater than 74 miles per hour), and one to two of those becoming major hurricanes (category three or higher). CCU's prediction states that the most likely scenario is that no hurricanes will make landfall in the United States; the second most likely scenario is that a hurricane will make landfall both on the East Coast and on the Gulf Coast.
The average Atlantic hurricane season consists of 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes.
Colorado State University expects nine named storms, three hurricanes and one major hurricane in the Atlantic basin. CSU cites two major factors for its prediction of a below-average season: cooler-than-average water temperatures in the Atlantic; and the likelihood of El Nino developing later this year.
Updated outlooks will be released throughout hurricane season in the months of June, July and August.
Regardless of current outlooks, it is always imperative to be prepared- these forecasts cannot accurately predict any details of any possible landfalls. Even quiet seasons can come with devastating storms- a perfect example being 1992. That year had only six named storms, yet produced Hurricane Andrew, one of the most destructive hurricanes in United States history.
The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins June 1 and ends November 30.
Saturday, August 30 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-08-30 22:49:00 GMT
Entergy Mississippi is reporting several hundred power outages in the Jackson area. According to Entergy's website at 4:20 p.m. Saturday at least 1,700 customers were without power. MSNewsNow Meteorologist HeatherMore >>
According to Entergy's website at 4:20 p.m. Saturday at least 1,700 customers were without power.More >>
Saturday, August 30 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-08-30 22:23:24 GMT
Hercules, Inc. this week will begin replacing a sewer line beneath a street that runs along the east side of the plant. The work on Providence Street has been ordered by the Mississippi Dept. of EnvironmentalMore >>
The work on Providence Street has been ordered by the Mississippi Dept. of Environmental Quality, based on sampling in the sewer that was done four years ago.More >>
Saturday, August 30 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:41:27 GMT
Clinton Police have identified the vehicle they say was used as a get-away vehicle Friday night, after two Mississippi College students were robbed at gunpoint. Mark Jones, Director of CommunicationsMore >>
The vehicle is described as a small dark metallic red 4-door sedan with damage to the right front fender. More >>
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