The University of Southern Mississippi is designated as StormReady by the National Weather Service.
Mississippi has 29 StormReady designations, including 14 communities, 11 counties and the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Mississippi.
To be recognized as StormReady, a location must:
- establish a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center
- have multiple ways to receive severe weather warnings and forecasts, to alert the public
- have a formal hazardous weather plan