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Sunday, August 28, 2005

Hancock County update 

Hancock County has been under a mandatory evacuation order since this morning, and its one public shelter is beyond capacity. There are 350 people at Hancock North Central Elementary, and people are being pointed north to Pearl River County. Dee Lumpkin, the county's deputy director at Civil Defense, said they are seeing the road flooding expected with a wind from the southeast in the low-lying areas. A curfew will go into effect at 8 tonight. Lumpkin also stressed that residence who have evacuated the area wait until an all-clear is given by county officials, who will have to make sure ingress routes are safe for folks to return.

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