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Friday, September 02, 2005

Harrison County EOC update 

Emergency Management Director Col. Joe Spraggins has passed along some information to media on the progress of emergency operations in Harrison County:

  • The curfew has changed to span from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., due to long lines at the gas pumps and the arrival of supplies at distribution sites around 5 or 6 p.m. Water and ice was delivered to all 20 sites this morning, albeit in limited quanties. More - much more - is on the way.
  • Sanitation remains a top priority. Approximately 2,500 portable toilets will be delivered Saturday, along with cleaning services for them. A better report will be available around 1 p.m. today on the sewage system situation (say that three times fast): "It seems we have several systems up and operational. It may not be as bad as we had thought before." A third of the county, if not more, may even be operational soon.
  • All law enforcement workers, both local and nonlocal, seem to be doing their jobs. They're even stopping each other on the streets after dark. Looting has deminished a bit, mostly just for food and water. Price gouging is occuring and they want people to report it to them so they can get control over the situation (45 cents more for gas doesn't count at this point, he added).
  • Florida has come to our rescue overwhelmingly: Starting today, 75 trailer tractor loads of ice AND water have been delivered and will increase by Saturday to 100 loads of ice and 500 loads of water; 34,200 hot meals (MRE style) per day will be delivered for 30 days; 200 more law enforcement personnel are on their way.

The broadcast was interrupted at this point: President Bush has landed at Keesler Air Force Base right here in Biloxi.


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