MEMA, South Mississippi practice for hurricane season

Workers at the Harrison County Emergency Management office are preparing for the upcoming hurricane season by participating in an exercise with the state agency. The mock hurricane, Ulysses, hit Miami as a Category 5, entered the Gulf of Mexico and then hit the Biloxi Bay as a Category 3 storm. Rupert Lacy, director of the Harrison County EMA, said emergency managers are required to participate in a hurricane exercise each year. The state Emergency Management Agency set up the exercise so officials and employees will be prepared in the event of a real storm. Hurricane season begins June 1 and ends Nov. 30. For more on this story, see Friday's print edition of the Sun Herald.