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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

More from Jackson County 

The Sun Herald's Margaret Baker reports:

Officials at the emergency operations center said that the eye of the storm has passed over Fort Myers and Gulf Shores, with widespread damage reported in surrounding coastal cities, including Pensacola.

In the last 24 hours, officials reported nearly five inches of rain, with wind gusts exceeding 80 mph in Jackson County by 2 a.m.

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd said he fought heavy winds to respond to a report of death, believed to be from natural causes. Coroner Vicki Broadus was unable to make it to the scene because of the heavy wind and flooding.

Outside, the winds continue to strengthen, threatening to down power lines, streetlights and signs. Uprooted trees and broken branches already have been reported in the area.

Don Hammack

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