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MEMA: Assessing damage from Isaac 'slow, tedious'

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi officials say assessing damages from Hurricane Isaac is a tedious task that will take time. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Jeff Rent says electricity had been restored to all but a few hundred structures in the state by today. Three shelters remained open this morning, housing 26 people in Forrest, Hinds and Jackson counties. Rent says ...

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MEMA gives update on Isaac's impact on Coast

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Hurricane Isaac has slowed in the Gulf and continues to send torrential rains over already rain-soaked areas throughout Mississippi and Louisiana, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). Emergency operations continue for Mississippians affected by the storm with the following updates given at 7 a.m. this morning by MEMA: • Shelters: 31 shelters across the ...

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Property owner balks on homeless shelter project

VICKSBURG — Plans for a transitional shelter for homeless people near the former ParkView Regional Medical Center have been scrapped. But planners tell the Vicksburg Post they will look for another site. Owners of the property where the former medical complex sits “weren’t interested in making it available for it anymore,” said Tina Hayward, executive director of Mountain of Faith ...

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