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New hurricane awareness alerts aimed at those who ignore evacuation notices

Just as hurricanes approach the Gulf Coast every year, the nation’s hurricane emergency managers arrive at the National Hurricane Conference in New Orleans every year with the same question: “How do we get the public to understand why they need to follow evacuation orders issued by public officials?” The four-day conference full of workshops, speakers and training sessions is under ...

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Hancock locations reopen except in Jackson County, Stennis & Seabee Base

Gulfport-based Hancock Bank will open all locations in Forrest, Hancock, Harrison, Jefferson Davis, Lamar, and Pearl River counties Thursday. Lighthouse Branches—strategically located, generator-enabled locations equipped for post-storm conditions—should open first for regular business hours, with other branches opening as soon as possible this morning. Jackson County: Hancock branches in Pascagoula and Moss Point—Pascagoula Main, Pascagoula East, Market Street, Moss Point, ...

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People in Mississippi prep for Isaac, remember Katrina

LONG BEACH — Brenda Johns and her neighbor, Willie Shook, took time Monday to pray that Tropical Storm Isaac won’t deal the devastating blow that Hurricane Katrina did. Then they got busy boarding up their homes. The women are two of only three people who built back on their street in the quiet coastal town of Long Beach after Katrina ...

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