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Due to the approach of Hurricane Ivan, normal home delivery will not be possible.

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Eye on Ivan



A South Mississippi hurricane journal


Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Casino question 

Heather Baker from Texas asks:

My in-laws are in Gulfport and we visited last week. We talked about it while we were there, but didn't really come to any real conclusions, so maybe you can answer for me. What do the casinos do in the case of a hurricane and storm surges? How high does it have to get before they are in trouble? I know everything is closed, but I haven't found anything that says what they do to prepare (other than getting all the money out of course!).

First off, here's our story about the casino closings. There was another story earlier in the week about the casinos' plans.

They're kind of in the same boat as everybody else. The closer you are to the beach, the worse it is. Being on the water means the casinos also have to endure the increased tides and wave action. This storm is certainly of a magnitude that would do significant damage to them if it hits close enough. That'll be one of the things we'll be keeping a close eye on at The Sun Herald.




Don Hammack

Don Hammack is a staff writer for the Sun Herald. He can be reached at dthammack@sunherald.com or ivan@sunherald.com
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