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The Sun Herald's publishing plans

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

Postal service update 

The U.S. Postal Service has announced that all post offices along the Mississippi Gulf Coast will remain closed Thursday, a second consecutive day. Nearly all offices in the entire 395 ZIP code area are affected, except Saucier, Perkinston, McHenry and Wiggins.

Two post offices in the 394 area -- Leakesville and Lucedale -- will be closed Thursday. All other offices are expected to be closed unless the local postmaster deems it necessary. Mail delivery will be attempted to all areas that are passable and safe for carriers to enter.

Customers seeking additional information may go online to or call (800) ASK-USPS. Postal employees in affected areas should call (888) 363-7462 two hours prior to their reporting time for updated instructions. Hearing-impaired postal employees should call (800) 582-2233 and request relay assistance to transcribe the recorded message.

Don Hammack

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