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Omega: Facilities ok after Isaac, but fish-catch expectation lowered

MOSS POINT — Omega Protein Corporation reports, based on preliminary reports from its facilities in Louisiana and Mississippi, that it has suffered no material property damages from Hurricane Isaac. The Houston, Texas-based company that operates a facility in Moss Point says it suffered only some immaterial impact that is not expected to affect its overall operations, although the review is ...

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Cleanup begins on Isaac-ravaged Gulf Coast

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — After days of whipping wind and heavy rain, life on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is slowly returning to normal as residents return home and begin cleaning up from Hurricane Isaac. Hancock County Supervisor David Yarborough said today that two of three shelters in the county have been shut down and residents were beginning to go home. ...

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Governor adds 14 counties to Isaac disaster declaration

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Gov. Phil Bryant has added 14 additional Mississippi counties and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians to the federal disaster declaration issued Aug. 30. Thirty‐four counties were previously declared federal disaster areas due to impacts from Hurricane Isaac. Adams, Claiborne, Franklin, Jefferson, Kemper, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Scott, Simpson, Smith, Warren and Winston counties and the Mississippi ...

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AIR Worldwide: Isaac's losses could reach $2B

BOSTON — Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates that insured losses from Hurricane Isaac to onshore properties in the U.S. will be between $700-$2 billion. AIR estimates include wind and storm surge damage to onshore residential, commercial and industrial properties and their contents, automobiles, and time element coverage (additional living expenses for residential properties and business interruption for commercial properties). ...

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Officials continue to drain swollen lake; dam still holding

PIKE COUNTY — Gov. Phil Bryant and local emergency officials are meeting today to discuss the next step in dealing with a lake swollen with rain from the remnants of Isaac inside a southwest Mississippi park. The 2,300-foot-long earthen dam — a levee on which a two-lane roadway runs — has not been breached. Yesterday, authorities began a controlled release ...

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Boats on Mississippi weathering Isaac, but low water remains concern

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The Coast Guard said vessels along the Mississippi River were weathering Tropical Storm Isaac today and there were no reports of loose barges. Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Tippets said the river remained closed to shipping. The Coast Guard and port officials were expected to begin inspecting conditions today as a first step toward reopening the river, ...

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Farmers, ranchers prepare to deal with Isaac's impact

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Farmers across southern and central Mississippi are preparing to deal with the consequences of high winds and lots of rain from Isaac. “We have a two-fold problem for farmers right now,” said Mississippi Farm Bureau president Randy Knight. “The livestock and dairy farmers are worried about losing electricity — having problems keeping chickens alive and being able ...

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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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Entergy shuts down nuke plant ahead of Isaac

KILLONA, La. — Entergy Corp. says it shut down one of its three nuclear power plants because of the approach of Hurricane Isaac, but two others remain in operation. The New Orleans-based power company says the Waterford 3 plant in Killona, La., will be powered-up after the storm passes. The plant is about 20 miles west of New Orleans in ...

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State's utilities adding extra work crews ahead of Isaac

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi utility companies have extra crews on hand for possible widespread outages from Isaac. Entergy Mississippi spokeswoman Mara Hartmann tells the Clarion-Ledger the company has asked for 3,750 additional workers from outside the service territory to help restore service in Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana. Entergy has more than 435,000 customers in 45 counties in Mississippi. Hartmann didn’t ...

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