Coast beaches closed by Isaac finally reopen

HARRISON COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted beach closures issued Aug. 31 in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac.

The closures were lifted for the following monitoring stations in Harrison County:

• Station 9 — Gulfport Harbor Beach near Pratt Avenue; from 20th Avenue east to Thornton Avenue

• Station 10 — Gulfport Central Beach at the Armed Forces Retirement Center near Oak Avenue; from Alfonso Drive east to the old Armed Forces Retirement Center main entrance

• Station 10A — Courthouse Road Beach near Courthouse Road west parking lot; from the old VA main entrance east to Courthouse Road

• Station 11 — Gulfport East Beach near Cowan/Lorraine Road; from Teagarden Road eastward to Anniston Avenue

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