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Eyes on Katrina

A South Mississippi hurricane journal

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Hancock County update 

Just got off the phone with Hancock County Civil Defense deputy director Dee Lumpkin who said the winds are picking up over there, but things remain relatively quiet. (For those checking in unfamiliar with our area, Hancock County is the western-most of the three coastal counties in Mississippi, the one that butts up against Louisiana.) "We're just holed up here and waiting," Lumpkin said. Their lone shelter has been filled since 2:30 p.m., and she said that two or three shelters in Pearl River County (one county north) are full of evacuees from Hancock County. They moved their special needs shelter from Bay St. Louis to the north end of the county to make it safer, but the new location lost power once already. Coast Electric crews quickly got power restored, however. Three state agencies have pulled their manpower from the county, retreating from the storm and hoping they'll be able to quickly get back after it passes. The 890th Engineering Battalion detachment has gone back to Picayune, where it is normally stationed. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Mississippi Department of Health personnel have also left the county.

i am looking for my husband matthew douglas clemons. please let me know if hes in one of the shelters. thank you , michelle clemons email-
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