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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.

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Eye on Ivan



A South Mississippi hurricane journal


Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Jackson County update 

Another update from Sun Herald reporter Margaret Baker:

Officials at the Jackson County Emergency Operations Center in Pascagoula lost power about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday as Hurricane Ivan plowed its way to land.

Backup generators kicked in and allowed officials to continue to work.

Officials, including Sheriff Mike Byrd, were monitoring several places that flooded: St. Andrews on the beach was underwater, as was Beach Park Boulevard in Pascagoula. Water from Bayou Cassotte was crossing Bayou Cumbest Road, Byrd said, and the Escatawpa River was out of its banks at Shingle Mill Landing.

So far, the heaviest flooding was in the eastern part of the county, near the Alabama state line. Wind gusts were estimated at about 90 mph.

Byrd also said that 263 inmates at the Jackson County Adult Detention Center were evacuated early Wednesday, between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. It was the first evacuation in the jail's history. The inmates were taken to five north Mississippi counties, including Hinds and Claiborne. The inmates were transported safely with help from the Mississippi Department of Corrections and officials from the staff of Gov. Haley Barbour.

Said Byrd: "We had to send most of the deputies that work at the ADC with them."





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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