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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

More driving horror stories 

Chelley Pratt, a former Ocean Springs resident, related this travel story heading west:

My husband and I recently moved to Lake Charles, LA but still own a home in a mandatory evacuation area of Jackson County. We headed to the house Tuesday morning and made the normal four-hour trip in just that amount of time. We checked on our tenants and boarded up the windows, then began to head back to Lake Charles. Of course, everyone else was heading west, too. The normal four-hour trip??? 11.5 hours!!! Thank goodness the gas stations in Louisiana stayed open all night and the clerks all along the way were extremely nice, helpful and patient in dealing with all of us who were stuck in traffic!

Best wishes to all along the coast! We will be thinking of you all and will return to help in the cleanup!

Don Hammack

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