Message from University Police: Marginal Risk for Severe Weather Overnight

Be advised that the National Weather Service has placed the majority of south Mississippi in the Marginal Risk category for severe weather, as a system is expected to move through the area overnight and continuing through Wednesday.

The greatest threats from the system are the potential for high winds, hail, heavy rain and flash flooding. The likelihood of an isolated tornado is low but cannot be ruled out.

Motorists should be aware of the potential for damage from flooding in the following areas and should not attempt to access or navigate these areas that may be hazardous for travel and to parked vehicles.

On the Hattiesburg Campus:

-Pine Haven Circle around Sorority Village

-Montague between Kay James and Ross Boulevard

-10 parking spaces on south end of Fraternity Drive (west side of street) at Montague

-Fourth Street between Golden Eagle and Eagle Walk

-Southern Miss Drive between 30th and 31st Avenues

-Ray Guy Way at Century Park South/Spirit Park

-South end of Kay James at Montague (DuBard)
-Trent Lott Center west lot next to M.M. Roberts Stadium

-Ray Guy Way at Eagle Walk by the newly-raised crosswalk

-Parking area at the southwest corner of McCarty Hall

At the Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach:

-Shared parking lot with St. Thomas Catholic Church on the west side of campus

-Beach Park Place

At the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs:

-Halstead Road near the site’s entrance

Should you have questions, please contact University Police at 601.266.4986.

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