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Food, Water and Ice Distribution Sites to Begin Services Tuesday Afternoon
Sites Include Locations in Hancock and Harrison Counties

From: MEMA News Release   Filed 9/2/08  3:19 p.m. GCN  updated

PEARL -- Food, water and ice will be distributed to residents in Hancock and Harrison counties beginning at 1 p.m. today from points of distribution sites at the following locations:

Harrison County:

  • Crossroads Mall, U.S. Highway 49, north of Interstate 10, Gulfport.
  • West Harrison Civic, 4470 Espy Avenue in Long Beach
  • Yankee Stadium, corner of Lee and Division streets, Biloxi.
  • Rite Aid parking lot, 4031 Pops Ferry road, DíIberville.

Hancock County :

  • The Kiln ball field 18324 Highway 43, Kiln.
  • Kmart, at the Fredís old parking lot, 3044 highway 90, Waveland.

So far these are the only sites requested for the distribution of commodities.  The distribution will be handled by the Mississippi National Guard.  Additional sites may be added later based on continuing damage assessments or requests from local governments. 

Communities where power is restored and where food water and ice are available from local retailerís points of distribution sites will not be opened.

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