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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

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Governor asks for assistance 

In Jackson, Gov. Haley Barbour asked President Bush to declare a major disaster in Mississippi because of Hurricane Ivan. Barbour declared a state of emergency Tuesday for the coastal counties and all other affected areas.

"Our focus is on helping our citizens receive the relief they need from the impact of this strong storm," Barbour said in a press release. "From what we can predict at this time, we will need federal assistance to aid our citizens in coastal communities to return to their normal lives."

A preliminary damage assessment will be conducted as soon as possible after the landfall of Hurricane Ivan. The request for assistance includes individual assistance, debris removal, emergency protective measures in the first 72 hours, pubic assistance for local governments and infrastructure, disaster unemployment, crisis counseling, disaster legal services, and the Small Business Administration Disaster Loans program.

Don Hammack

Don Hammack is a staff writer for the Sun Herald. He can be reached at or
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