University of Southern Mississippi officials are continuing to monitor the current weather system that is bringing heavy rain to South Mississippi, especially to parts of the region west of Hattiesburg.
USM students, faculty and staff at the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses, and the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs, are asked to continue to monitor local and regional media weather forecasts. 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 are reminded 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, as well as Beach Park Place. Locations on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus most prone to the potential for flooding and causing 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. For more information, contact University Police at 601.266.4986.