The National Weather Service in Jackson has forecast heavy rainfall and possibly more severe weather for South Mississippi March 10-12, bringing up to 3-6 inches of rain that could cause flash flooding.
University of Southern Mississippi students, faculty and staff at the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses, and the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs, are asked to monitor weather forecasts and take precautions. Should an emergency situation arise due to this weather system, the University will activate the Eagle Alert emergency communication system.
Motorists on the Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach should be aware of the potential for damage from flooding to parked vehicles at the shared parking lot with St. Thomas Catholic Church on the west side of campus. Locations on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus where flooding occurs that could cause damage to vehicles parked in these areas include the following:
-31st and Pearl in the area of 108 North 31st Avenue
-31st and Southern Miss at Arthell Kelley Hall behind the Junior Food Mart
-30th and Southern Miss at Arthell Kelley Hall behind the Junior Food Mart
-Eagle Walk and Black and Gold Drive at the football practice field
-Eagle Walk and north side of M.M. Roberts Stadium
-Golden Eagle Drive at the raised cross walk
-Kay James Drive at the DuBard School
-Fraternity Drive at Montague Street
-Pinehaven Circle at Delta Gamma house
Motorists should use caution in these locations during times of heavy rain, and avoid flooded areas. For more information, contact University Police at 601.266.4986.