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The Sun Herald will produce an Extra Edition on Wednesday that will be delivered free of charge to hurricane shelters across the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We will leave sufficient copies so that anyone who would wish to receive a copy may drop by the shelter nearest to them to get theirs.

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

As soon as it is possible, we will resume our regular schedule of publication, but obviously that will be impacted by the storm.

Every day that we are unable to produce and deliver a paper to subscribers we intend to produce papers that will be delivered to storm shelters. We have in place a number of contingency plans to continue publication should our printing facilities be impaired.

-- The Editors

Eye on Ivan

A South Mississippi hurricane journal

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Checking on his aunt 

Mike Updike writes:

My aunt Gloria lives on Woodbine Drive just north of the railroad tracks -- I talked to her last night, she figured that since she'd been through Francis, she could hold out on Ivan as well. Not a comforting thought for the rest of us, but we are over in London, England. Any word on how things are over there would be greatly appreciated.

I'm from Houston and got to experience Allison first hand - so our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, knowing what you have to get through in the next few hours, days and weeks.

The stuff I saw last night didn't indicate a lot of damage in Gulfport, but all it takes is one big limb to cause a local nightmare. We didn't get that much rain (relatively speaking) and the wind stayed from the north which helped keep the storm surge down. I'm going to go down the hall here shortly and get a general update for Harrison County.

By the way, I just called my house and I still have power a couple blocks off the beach in West Gulfport. My answering machine picked up, so that means phone and electricity exists plus cell service is still up and going.

Don Hammack

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