Tracking Hurricane Isaac; 2 counties order mandatory evacuation

August 29, 2012 in News, Statewide News, The Buzz, Top Stories

While shelters are filling up in Hancock County, emergency management officials in Harrison and Jackson counties have ordered a mandatory evacuation.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm’s center – with winds near 80 mph – reached land at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday in Plaquemines Parish, about 90 miles southeast of New Orleans.

AG can’t enforce price gouging statue during threat of Isaac

August 28, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Attorney General Jim Hood wishes to inform Mississippians included in the designated emergency impact area created by Issac that the current State of Emergency does not allow his office to enforce the price gouging statute.

Mississippi Gulf Coast at center of Isaac’s projected path

August 27, 2012 in News, Statewide News, The Buzz, Top Stories

From Media Reports OCEAN SPRINGS – With the threat of Isaac looming overhead, city officials on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast are preparing for the worst. Governor Phil Bryant has already declared […]

Governor Bryant meets about Isaac

August 24, 2012 in News, Statewide News, The Buzz, Top Stories

It’s expected to become a Category 1 hurricane Friday as it approaches the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

As coastal residents prepare, forecasters say Isaac will likely weaken a little while crossing over Haiti and the eastern two-thirds of Cuba.