Message from University Police: Severe Weather Forecast for Monday and Tuesday in Pine Belt

The National Weather Service predicts that two severe weather systems will move through the Pine Belt late this afternoon and around midnight, and again Tuesday at the same times. Depending on the speed of the storms, these systems could arrive earlier or later and bring heavy rain, high winds, tornadoes, hail and flash flooding. Area residents are asked to monitor each system closely and take precautions. Should conditions develop into an emergency situation, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Eagle Alert communications system will be activated.

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 crosswalk
--Kay James Drive at the DuBard School
--Fraternity Drive at Montague Street
--Pinehaven Circle at Delta Gamma house

Motorists should use caution in these areas during times of heavy rain and not enter flooded areas.

For more information, contact University Police on the Hattiesburg campus at 601.266.4986.

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