Gov. Phil Bryant briefed the media from Gulfport Monday morning about the precautionary measures everyone in Tropical Storm Isacc's path should take and how the state is preparing.
Bryant said the state is sending 1,500 National Guard personnel to the coast along with 45 state troopers to help with traffic flow.
Bryant said even though Isaac is projected to make landfall as a category 2 storm, emergency management officials are preparing for a category 3.
He emphasized that residents should take this threat seriously.
He said it's too early for contraflow for a mandatory evacuation on the Gulf Coast; however, he said, things like that could change within a few hours.
Right now, he's stressing the importance of buying non-perishable items, batteries, gas, etc...
"This is a huge storm," MEMA Director Robert Latham warned. "Even if it were to shift to the west, it won't change the impact to the Gulf Coast. The message to our citizens is to not take this lightly."
Sunday, April 20 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-04-21 02:45:44 GMT
A motorcyclist is killed after crashing into an 18-wheeler Sunday evening in Rankin County. Rankin County Coroner Jimmy Roberts identified the rider as 35-year-old Dreyfus Cagins. The accident happenedMore >>
We are told that he crashed into the side of a tractor trailer.More >>
Sunday, April 20 2014 11:27 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:27:57 GMT
A Jackson mother says she's furious after her daughter was thrown in jail after being allegedly assaulted in a Jackson Wal-Mart. The incident happened Saturday afternoon at the WalMart just off HighwayMore >>
The mother said she saw one Wal-Mart employee with his hand around her daughter's neck and then they started fighting.More >>
Sunday, April 20 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-04-20 23:59:41 GMT
Two juveniles are behind bars and accused of rape and carjacking, after leading police on a foot chase. JPD Officer Colendula Green said a black 2014 Dodge Avenger was car jacked sometime after 1:30 p.m.More >>
Investigators said a 13-year-old and 16-year-old ran from the scene.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 12:26 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:26:01 GMT
18-year-old Jacob Daniels can barely wipe the smile off his face, in anticipation of his Senior Prom Friday night. His mother Lori helps him try on his tuxedo as he talks about the dream girl he'll beMore >>
Eighteen-year-old Jacob Daniels can barely wipe the smile off his face, in anticipation of his Senior Prom Friday night. His mother Lori helps him try on his tuxedo as he talks about the dream girl he'll be arm in arm with. More >>
Sunday, April 20 2014 8:28 PM EDT2014-04-21 00:28:19 GMT
A Hinds County Deputy was transported Saturday night to a local hospital after being struck by a fleeing vehicle. The incident happened during Operation Bunny Hop around 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 724 EvergreenMore >>
Hinds County Spokesperson Othor Cain described the suspect as a known drug dealer.More >>
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