Hurricanes

  • When a hurricane watch is issued for the Mississippi Gulf Coast, be alert. Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes can be spawned by the remnants of tropical storm systems as they move through this area.
  • Listen to weather service broadcasts on radio or TV for latest advisories.
  • If severe thunderstorms develop, follow directions for actions to take and listen for current information on radio and TV.
  • If you plan to visit the Gulf Coast, and a hurricane watch has been posted for that area, delay your visit until the all clear has been issued.
  • REMEMBER: If the emergency warning sirens sound during severe weather conditions, it could mean that a tornado is on the ground or traveling in the air over this area and confirmed by the Weather Service. TAKE COVER AT ONCE and listen to radio or TV for additional instructions.