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Debris Closes Portions of Highways, Roads

Updated: 09/02/2008 - The Mississippi Department of Transportation said Monday portion of highways and roads in south Mississippi are closed due to debris and flooding.

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Evacuees Urged to Wait to Return Home

Updated: 09/02/2008 - Mississippi Emergency Management Agency advises evacuees from coastal areas to wait before trying to return home.

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Outages, Flooding Reported

Updated: 09/02/2008 - As Hurricane Gustav moves across the Mississippi coastal areas, residents are reporting power outages and flooding.

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MPD Helps in Pearl River County

Posted: 09/01/2008 - Three Meridian police officers were dispatched to help with security in Pearl River County.

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Gustav Veers Away from New Orleans

Updated: 09/02/2008 - Hurricane Gustav continues to bring punishing wind and sheets of rain to coastal Louisiana, but the storm appears to be veering away from an unusually quiet New Orleans.

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Gustav Weakens to Category 2

Updated: 09/02/2008 - Hurricane Gustav is weakening slightly to a Category 2 storm as it nears landfall along the heavily evacuated Louisiana coast.

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Gustav continues to head toward Gulf Coast

Updated: 09/02/2008 - NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Hurricane Gustav is set to crash ashore tomorrow, and provide a stern test to the three years of planning and rebuilding that followed Hurricane Katrina's devastating blow to the Gulf Coast.

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Texas Helps Evacuate 10,000

Updated: 09/02/2008 - AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- State officials have helped evacuate and shelter nearly 10,000 people with special needs from southeast Texas in anticipation of Hurricane Gustav.

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USM Closed Tuesday 9/2

Updated: 09/02/2008 - HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- The University of Southern Mississippi will keep its Hattiesburg and Long Beach campuses closed Tuesday because of Hurricane Gustav.

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McCain, Obama Briefed on Gustav

Updated: 08/31/2008 - ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Both presidential candidates are being briefed on hurricane preparations as Gustav continues to make its way toward the Gulf Coast.

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I-55 Back to Two-Way Traffic

Updated: 08/31/2008 - JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Interstate 55 in south Mississippi is back to two-way traffic.

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Allstate Ramps Up Gulf Operations

Updated: 08/31/2008 - Allstate Insurance officials say they are ramping up operations throughout the Gulf Coast in anticipation of Hurricane Gustav's landfall.

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Hurricane Winds Could Hit Louisiana By Monday Morning

Posted: 08/31/2008 - As forecasters warned Hurricane Gustav could hit Louisiana on Monday with devastating effect, officials pleaded with Gulf Coast residents to flee and Republicans said they'd abbreviate the opening day of their national convention.

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