During a crisis – natural or other – emergency messages will be posted in this space.


Updates related to weather will be posted here.


Due to its proximity to the Gulf Coast, the City of Hattiesburg is no stranger to natural disasters. Leading up to, during and after – the City strives to provide concise and real-time updates to all citizens so that they may adequately prepare for what is to come and know where to go and what to do after a storm takes place. Often, we get questions about how the City will communicate and where information can be gathered. The City of Hattiesburg will use every method it can to communicate with those who live and work here to make sure they know what is happening and what they should be doing.

Should a disaster strike, methods for communication will include:

  • This Website (
  • Facebook (
  • Twitter (
  • Local radio and television stations
  • Action Line (601-545-4500)
  • Emergency Alert System (learn more about HUB Alerts)
  • In the event that the above methods are unavailable, messages will be physically posted on public buildings or used via loud speakers on police cruisers or other city vehicles will be used to communicate with residents.

During major emergencies, City representatives will be staffed at the Forrest County’s Emergency Operations Center.


Communication among city employees is also critical when managing or responding to a disaster. The city will use any or all of the following methods to communicate with staff members at various city facilities and in the field. These include:

  • Cell phones
  • Email
  • Two-way radios
  • Emergency Alert System (learn more about HUB Alerts)