Friday, September 12, 2008

IKE...National Guard responding on Coast

Clarion Ledger

Members of the Mississippi Army National Guard 155th Combined Arms Battalion from McComb are supporting Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties due to effects from Hurricane Ike.

Soldiers are on standby to assist with search and rescue efforts if needed due to flooding and damaging winds caused by the storm.

Members of the battalion are from Biloxi, Brookhaven, McComb and Poplarville.

These Guardsmen were called to active duty just over a week ago to help support local governments during Hurricane Gustav.

Gulf Coast under tropical storm warning; some schools closing

Flooding and severe weather conditions from Hurricane Ike caused road and school closures today.

In Hancock County, Second Street Elementary and North Bay Elementary will close at 12:30 p.m. Bay High School and Bay Middle School will close early at 2 p.m. Pass Christian schools are also closed.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency reports that Jackson, Harrison and Hancock counties are under a tropical storm warning and wind gusts up to 45 miles per hour have been recorded on the coast.

Way to many road closings to list.  The surge is more than some expected in Mississippi...

1 comment:

Some Soldier's Mom said...

prayers for those wonderful Mississippi soldiers... where would we all be without them and all the others who choose to serve.


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