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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

George County update 

From Sun Herald freelancer Kay Grafe:

Ask anybody in Lucedale who experienced Frederic in 1979 and they will say, "It was no Frederic ... thank goodness."

George County’s hurricane damage is mild, compared to the extensive damage of 25 years ago. Most citizens are breathing a sign of relief. Yet, the county has its share of power outages, downed trees and debris that will take weeks to repair and cleanup.

Buildings in Lucedale were protected with plywood; therefore, there is minimal damage. A few trees fell onto houses and across roads. Highway 613 was closed earlier in the day. Agricola and Rocky Creek communities had an excessive number of uprooted trees.




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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