MS.Public Broadcasting Stations June 16, 2006 11:14 PM
Booneville------------WMAE 89.5FM ---TV Ch.19(Ch.16DT)
Bude-----------------WMAU 88.9FM ---TV Ch.17(Ch.18DT)
Columbia Translator---W45AA to Ch.45
Greenwood-----------WMAO 90.9FM ---TV Ch.23(Ch.25DT)
Hattiesburg Translator-W47BP to Ch 47
Jackson--------------WMPN 91.3FM ---TV Ch 29(Ch.20DT)
Meridian------------- WMAW 88.1FM --TV Ch 14(Ch.44DT)
MS.State------------WMAB 89.9FM ---TV Ch.02(Ch.10DT)
Oxford-------------- WMAC 90.3FM ---TV Ch.18(Ch.36DT)
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Alternate Instate Hurricane Evacuation Routes June 16, 2006 11:05 PM
This information was put out by Miss.Dept.of Transportation(MDOT).
In order to relieve traffic congestion on HWY 49 during MS.Gulf Coast Hurricane evacuations. Please take the following routes to arrive at your final destination.
FROM JACKSON COUNTY:
Hwy 57 to Hwy 45N @ state line to I-20 @ Meridian
Hwy 57 to Hwy 98W @ McLain to Hwy 15N to I-20 @ Newton
Hwy 63 to Hwy 45N @ Waynesboro to I-20 @ Meridian
FROM HARRISON COUNTY:
Hwy 53 to Hwy 26W @ Poplarville to Hwy 43N to Hwy 13N*
Hwy 15 to Hwy 26E to Hwy 57N to Hwy 45N @ State Line to I-20 @ Meridian
Hwy 15 to Hwy 26W to Hwy 11N or Hwy 43N then to Hwy 13N*
FROM HANCOCK COUNTY:
Hwy 43 to Hwy 13N*
Hwy 43 to Hwy 603N to Hwy 53N to Hwy 11N to Hwy 13N*
I-10W to I-59N to I-20 @ Meridian
FROM HWY 49 BELOW HATTIESBURG:
at Wiggins, take Hwy 29N to I-59 @ Ellisville to I-20 @ Meridian
at Wiggins take Hwy 26W to Hwy 43N to Hwy 13N*
FROM HWY 49 ABOVE HATTIESBURG:
Collins-Hwy 84 to I-55 @ Brookhaven to I-20
Mt.Olive-Hwy 35N to I-20 @ Forest
Magee-Hwy 28W to Hwy 27N to I-55 or on I-20 @ Vicksburg
Mendenhall-Hwy 13N to I-20 @ Morton
Florence-Hwy 469 to I-20 @ Brandon
FROM HWY 98 BETWEEN ALABAMA STATE LINE & HATTIESBURG:
Hwy 63 to Hwy 45N to I-20 @ Meridian
Hwy 57 to Hwy 45N @ State Line to I-20 @ Meridian
Hwy 15 to I-20 @ Newton or I-59 to Meridian
Hwy 29 to I-59 @ Ellisville or on to Hwy 28W to Hwy 27N to I-55 or on to I-20 @ Vicksburg.
*OPTIONS TO HWY 13
Hwy 13N to I-20 @ Morton OR Hwy 13 N to Hwy 28W to Hwy 27N to I-55 OR on to I-20 @ Vicksburg.
**INTERSTATE 59 & 55 CONTRA FLOW PLANS**
IN an effort to assist the State of Louisiana- MDOT will implement contra flow (lane reversal) for both I-59 & I-55 when requested byt Louisiana and approved byt the Gov.of Miss.
Category III,IV,or V hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico are situations that might cause a mandatory evacuation of the greater New Orleans area.
The decision to contra flow is NOT automatic and will only be used when absolutely necessary. Citizens should not delay their evacuation plans in anticipation of contra flow.
The I-59 contra flow operation would begin in LA.& extend into MS.and end just south of Poplarville.
The I-55 contra flow operation would begin in LA. & extend into MS. and end just south of Brookhaven.
All exits within the contra flow sections of the interstate highways will remain open as traffic conditions allow. Law enforcement officers will be present and assist traffic control.
The shoulder of both interstates should be kept clear for emergency vehicles. Motorist needing to stop should use the next available exit.
Hancock County residents traveling west into LA.on I-10 will be routed North onto I-59 @ the I-10/I-12 split.
MDOT will be enforcing the following conditions in the Hattiesburg area to avoid severe congestion at the intersection of 3 major roads.
Northbound traffic on Hwy 49 will NOT be allowed to exit at either HWY 98 or I-59.
Northbound traffic on I-59 can ONLY exit at Hwy11(exit 60) or West on Hardy Street/Hwy98 (exit 65).
Westbound traffic on Hwy 98 will NOT be allowed to exit onto Hwy 49, but directed to merge onto I-59 instead.
For assistance with alternative route info call- 1-866-6356 or go to GoMDOT.com.
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Contact Numbers/web sites June 16, 2006 10:30 PM
MS.Div.of Medicaid (800)-421-2408 dom.state.ms.us
MS.Insurance Dept. (800)562-2957 doi.state.ms.us
Project Recovery MS. (866)856-3227 projectrecovery.ms.gov
MS.Dept. of Transportation(MDOT) (866)-521-6368- GoMDOT.com
MEMA (800)-222-6362- MSEMA.org.
Am.Red Cross (866)-438-4636 RedCross.org
FEMA (800)-621-3362 fema.org
MS.Hwy Safety Patrol (601)987-1212 (*hp from any cell phone) dps.state.ms.us
Campsites(MS.Wldlife,fisheries,& Parks)(800)467-2757 mdwfp.com
Lodging(MS.Tourism) (866)-733-6477 VisitMississippi.org
Animal Shelters(Ms.Board of Animal Health)(888)722-3016 mbah.state.ms.us
Louisiana Dept.of Transporation(LADOT)(888) 452-3683 Dotd.state.la.us
Louisiana State Police(LSP) (800)469-4828 lsp.org
Alabama Dept.of Transportation(ADOT)(334)242-6358 dot.state.Al.us
Alabama Hwy Patrol (334)242-4128 dps.state.al.us
Arkansas Dept.of Transportation(800)245-4128 arkansashighways.com
Arkansas State Police (800)618-8100 asp.state.ar.us
Tenn.Dept.of Transportation *800) 858-6349 tdot.state.tn.us/tdotsmartway
Tenn.Hwy Patrol (800)343-3258 state.tn.us/safety/index.htm
Georgia Dept.of Transportation (888)635-8287 or 1-404-635-6800 georgia-navigator.com
Georgia State Police (404)624-7292 georgiastatepatrol.com
Florida Dept.of Transporation (FLDOT) (800)342-3557 dot.state.fl.us
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Emergency Preparedness May 21, 2006 7:40 AM
Here are some suggestions for a Emergency Preparedness Kit to have on hand, that I got from the American Red Cross.
CLOTHING AND BEDDING
at least one complete change of clothing and footwear per person
sturdy shoes or work boots
rain gear(I keep a folding umbrella in my kit)
blankets or sleeping bags
hat and gloves
TOOLS AND SUPPLIES
flashlight and extra batteries
mess kit,or paper cups,plates and plastic utensils
non-electric can opener,utility knife
matches in waterproof container
shut-off wrench,(to turn off household gas and water)
map of area
battery operated radio and extra batteries(date those batteries!)
plastic storage containers
(I keep a disposible camera in my kit).
plastic garbage bags,ties
plastic bucket with tight lid
household chlorine bleach
store one gallon of water per person epr day(two quarts for drinking,two quarts for food preparation/sanitation). NOTE: Hot environments and intense physical activity can dramatically increase the amount of water that a person needs to drink.(FEMA recommends a minimum of 5 gallons per person per day).
ready to eat canned meats,fruits and vegetables
canned juices,milk,soup(if powdered,store extra water)
high energy foods- peanut butter,jelly, crackers granola bars, trail mix
comfort/stress foods- cookies, hard candy, sweetened cereals, instant coffee, tea bags
medications(both prescription and non-prescription) that you take, including pain relievers, stomach remedies,etc. (Ask your physician or pharmacial about storing prescription medications).
extra eyeglasses(and eyeglass repair kit!)
important family documents(in a waterproof portable container)
*Will, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks and bonds,(don't forget car papers,etc.)
*Passports, social security cards, immunization records
*bank account numbers
*credit card account numbers and companies
*inventory of valuable household goods(Don't forget to include serial numbers and photos if possible)
*important telephone numbers
*family records,(birth,marriage, death certificates,etc)
Entertainment= games and books
supplies for persons with special needs,such as infant,elderly or disabled persons
family or workplace disaster plan
For more information about disaster Preparedness please visit the American Red Cross website at
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