Hurricane

MEMA Preliminary Report: Over 32K homes damaged in Zeta, most of them in Harrison County

More damage from Hurricane Zeta was reported at homes, businesses, and public structures in Harrison County than any other in the state

  Edgewater Estates residents come together to clean up Hurricane Zeta’s aftermath

UPDATE: Man identified in South Mississippi Hurricane Zeta death

  Gov. Reeves tours Zeta damage in South Mississippi, thanks first responders

MEMA reports one fatality, multiple injuries from Hurricane Zeta

President Trump approves Mississippi’s Hurricane Zeta emergency declaration

  Cars underwater at the Golden Nugget Casino

Continued Coverage

Zeta to bring damaging winds and storm surge to South Mississippi

  Power companies prepare for Zeta’s impact

  Metro area prepares for Hurricane Zeta

Gulfport Harbor busy with preparations as Hurricane Zeta approaches

Thousands without power in Miss. as Delta enters area

  State fair adjusts hours, opens Coliseum for campers as Delta approaches

Some Natchez Trace parkway sites to close due to Hurricane Delta

For additional information and updates regarding the status of the Natchez Trace Parkway, visit www.nps.gov/natr.

  Rankin County safe room opens ahead of Hurricane Delta

The Rankin County Tornado Safe Room opens Friday night at 7 p.m.

  Pike County Safe Room opens as Hurricane Delta approaches

Residents can stay until it closes on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.

President Trump approves pre-fall disaster declaration for Mississippi

The purpose of a federal emergency declaration is to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, or to lessen the threat of a catastrophe in the designated areas.

  Salvation Army prepared to assist storm victims

  Emergency crews make final preps before Delta makes landfall

  Sandbags available for Jackson residents ahead of Hurricane Delta

  State officials make preparations for Hurricane Delta

Gov. Tate Reeves declares State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Delta

Sandbags available in Hancock County as Hurricane Delta approaches

  State of Emergency declared for some areas

In Mississippi, MEMA has sent 160,000 sandbags to the three coastal counties in anticipation of the storm’s arrival.

Mississippi Aquarium closing due to tropical weather ahead

The Mississippi Aquarium will be closed due to the upcoming severe tropical weather from Tropical Storm Sally.

Mandatory evacuations issued for Gulf Coast harbors and marinas

Due to the upcoming tropical weather from Tropical Storm Sally, Mississippi Gulf Coast harbors and marinas have issued mandatory vessel evacuations.

28 deaths in Louisiana attributed to Hurricane Laura

Deaths reported in Louisiana due to Hurricane Laura.

LIST: How you can donate to help victims of Hurricane Laura

Here are some of the ways you can give to storm victims who are now in need of a helping hand.

HURRICANE LAURA: Photos and videos

Share your Hurricane Laura photos and videos here.

  Local Salvation Army headed to Louisiana to help hurricane victims

The local Salvation Army will travel to Lousiana on Friday to help those affected by Hurricane Laura.

  High winds as storm moves inland on Miss. coast

Different areas in the state are feeling the effects of Hurricane Laura as it continues to move inland.

City of Clinton preps safe room and charging centers for Hurricane Laura

The city says the Clinton Fire Department (CFD) will activate the Community Safe Room at Fire Station 4, 1973 Pinehaven Road.

Hurricane Katrina: Remembering the storm that changed the Mississippi Gulf Coast

As South Mississippi watches Laura batter our neighbors in Louisiana, it is a stark reminder of the devastation that was left along our own coast 15 years ago.

Why should Mississippians care about Hurricane Laura?

Make sure to stay weather aware throughout this storm event with the First Alert Weather Team.

Mississippi Power to activate storm center as Marco approaches

Mississippi Power will activate its storm center on Monday at 5 a.m. as Marco approaches land, according to the company’s spokesman.

Storm shelters begin to open as Marco becomes Cat. 1 Hurricane

The Hancock County Emergency Management Agency will open the Kiln Shelter at 18320 Highway 43 on Sunday, Aug. 23, beginning at 5 p.m.

Voluntary evacuation issued for low-lying parts of Hancock Co.

A voluntary evacuation has been issued for low-lying areas of Hancock County Sunday ahead of Tropical Storm Marco.

Self-serve sandbag locations available ahead of tropical weather

In preparation for the possible tropical weather, self-serving sandbag locations are available.

  Miss. Governor declares State of Emergency as tropical storms approach

The press conference is scheduled to begin at 10 a..m.

Two new storms form in Atlantic, could threaten Florida, Gulf coast

Two new tropical depressions have formed in the Atlantic and could be on tracks toward the United States.

Gov. Reeves, FEMA/MEMA leaders discuss 2020 hurricane season

Governor Tate Reeves and FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor were in Hancock County Thursday visiting with emergency managers and discussing this year’s unique challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Desert dust storm crossing ocean to squash hurricanes, bring colorful sunsets

Sure, it happens each year, but this year… is 2020.

WATCH: Gov. Reeves holds news conference on hurricane season preparedness

Governor Tate Reeves and MEMA Executive Director Greg Michel were in Gulfport Friday talking about the 2020 hurricane season, and the expected impact of Tropical Depression Cristobal.

Early forecasts for 2020 hurricane season look ‘above average’

The 2020 season looks to be active in the Atlantic basin - remember, it only takes one storm to impact you to make it a 'big season'.

TROPICAL UPDATE: Disturbance in the Gulf upgraded to Tropical Depression 17

An area of low pressure located in the western Gulf of Mexico has a high chance of development today, according to the National Hurricane Center.

  Lizards are taking over where Hurricane Michael hit last year

Local folks are noticing more lizards than usual. The population is booming.

VIDEO: Hurricane Hunters inside the eye of ‘monster’ Dorian

The Hurricane Hunters fly inside Dorian's eye wall to get accurate wind speeds and pressure readings

  How to track tropics with the WLBT First Alert Weather App

Here’s a quick “how-to” stay updated with the latest by using our free WLBT First Alert Weather App... providing you the info you want whenever you want it, on-demand.

NOAA increases numbers in updated hurricane outlook

Forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration indicate an increased potential for an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season in an updated outlook released on Thursday.

Change your flight reservations with no fees at these airlines ahead of TS Barry

The waivers will allow those with tickets to change their reservations without fees, as long as they do so by a certain deadline.

Hurricane Preparedness - Develop an Evacuation Plan

If you are in an evacuation zone, figure out today where you’d go and how you’d get there if told to evacuate.

Experts forecast below average hurricane season

Last year, Florence and Michael combined to kill more than 100 Americans and cost nearly $50 billion in damage.

  Woman creates backyard tent community for Hurricane Michael victims

A Florida woman opened up her back yard to 24 people who lost their homes in the devastating hurricane to help them get back on their feet.

  Hurricane Michael swept away bride’s home - but not her wedding. She tied the knot on her home’s slab

The recent wedding of a police officer and a firefighter took place on the slab where the bride’s house used to be before it was lost to Hurricane Michael.

2018 Atlantic hurricane season: The year of Florence and Michael

There were 15 named storms, eight hurricanes and two major hurricanes in 2018.

Sanderson Farms donates $1 million to hurricane recovery efforts

Sanderson Farms Donates $1 Million to American Red Cross Hurricane Recovery Efforts

  Mississippi crew rescues woman expecting twins from damaged Florida neighborhood

Couple is rescued by Mississippi Search and Rescue Task Force members and she is able to get to a hospital to deliver their twin boys.

Mexico Beach residents return home again _ some to no home

Residents of hurricane-ravaged Mexico Beach are returning home for the first time since Michael, but some are finding no home to return to

In Florida, determining hurricane death toll proves elusive

In Florida, determining how many people were killed in Hurricane Michael's rampage is proving somewhat elusive

  With direct hit, Hurricane Michael wrecked Tyndall Air Force Base

Nearly all the structures on the base sustained significant damage on Wednesday, the base said, impacted by Hurricane Michael’s Category 4 winds and, in some cases, its storm surge.

Searches intensify after body is found in Michael's wake

Search-and-rescue teams find body in Florida Panhandle town nearly wiped out by Hurricane Michael; authorities express little doubt death toll will rise as searchers continue their work

  After Hurricane Michael, hard-hit communities begin picking up the pieces

People across the South who were hit by Michael's path have begun the long road to recovery after the storm tore through the region this week.

Official: Searchers find body in hurricane-stricken town

An official says a search-and-rescue team has found a body in Mexico Beach area, raising to 14 the death toll around the South from Michael

Man rushes to save sea life at marine lab after oxygen pumps fail during Hurricane Michael

Gulf Specimen Marine Lab is home to more than 200 species of sea life, just one reason why Cypress Rudloe, the lab’s executive director, rushed back to Panacea on Wednesday night to rescue them.

  Tropical Storm Michael hits North Carolina with floods and outages as it moves up East Coast

The death toll has risen to six people in Michael's path. Hundreds of thousands are without power in Alabama, Georgia and Florida as the storm makes its way up the East Coast.

  Mississippi Red Cross staffs hurricane-ravaged areas

Mississippi Red Cross staffs hurricane-ravaged areas

  Michael weakens to tropical storm as it moves through Georgia

The Category 1 storm has brought a life-threatening storm surge and catastrophic winds to Florida, where one death has been reported. Now the hurricane tears through Georgia.

Devastating footage pours in from ravaged Florida Panhandle

In less than a few hours, video footage made its way back from the scene, depicting wind-whipped buildings and trees and flooded streets.

Famous for staying open during natural disasters, Waffle House closes 21 restaurants

Hurricane Michael is so bad, Waffle House - which never closes - actually closed some restaurants.

Watch Live: Hurricane Michael coverage from Panama City

Watch live from Panama City as Hurricane Michael comes ashore as a strong Category 4 storm.

Watch as Hurricane Michael comes ashore from live cams along the Florida coast

Surfline.com has set up live cameras along the Florida Coast. Watch as this monster hurricane comes ashore.

  Mississippi organizations, agencies prepare to assist with Hurricane Michael response

Mississippi is all too familiar with disaster response. That's why various groups and agencies in the Magnolia State are preparing, right now, to respond to Hurricane Michael.

  Hurricane Michael: FL county issues friendly trespass warning for weatherman Jim Cantore

A Florida sheriff’s office puts up a friendly trespass warning to keep storm-chasing weatherman away from their part of the state as Hurricane Michael approaches.

Viral Frying Pan Tower flag up for auction

As Hurricane Florence crept toward the North Carolina coast two weeks ago, internet users were glued to the Frying Pan Tower ocean cam watching the storm pummel an American flag with intense winds and rain.

A year after Maria hit Puerto Rico, one bakery works to serve the neighborhood

One bakery owner says a year after Maria hit Puerto Rico that you have to keep working, and do it with love.

LIVE: American flag at Frying Pan Tower survives storm

The storm crept towards the Carolina coast one week ago, and much of the impacts residents were bracing for could be seen on the camera.

Hurricane Florence leads to hospital wedding proposal

The hospital said the two have known each other for more than 20 years, but Hewett proposed this weekend in the hospital.

NC family thanks lineman by doing their laundry

Shannon Krueger and her daughters reached out to lineman in their area and offered to do their laundry.

Veteran plays with children at shelter after long day assisting in recovery efforts

Moose Mustafa, a resident of Pasco County, Florida, has been assisting with flood operations in Brunswick County this week.

  Flood threat from Florence remains in Carolinas; storm moves north

Rivers in North and South Carolina have reached or will reach flood levels in coming days, possibly leading to more deaths caused by Florence.

Family members ID man killed in tornado

The moment the tornado tore the building’s roof off was captured on video. Debris swirled overhead as the twister moved through the area along Hull Street near between Genito and Courthouse roads.