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Mandatory Evacuations Issued for FEMA Cottages and Trailers Starting Sunday
From: MEMA News Release   Filed 8/30/08  GCN

Mandatory evacuations are issued for Coast counties beginning Sunday at 8 a.m. for people living in the following:

·         FEMA travel trailers.

·         FEMA mobile homes.

·         Mississippi Cottages.

Mandatory evacuations also begin Sunday 8 a.m. for Hancock and Harrison counties for residents living in these same units and areas.

Jackson County will transport residents to shelters beginning noon Sunday. Shelters there will open at 5 p.m. Sunday.

More than 5,000 Mississippi families still live in state and federal disaster housing in the three lower counties.  These units are temporary units which is why they are not elevated to heights to protect residents from floods and many are in flood prone areas, said MEMA Director Mike Womack.

Gustav is currently a Category 4 hurricane and forecasted to make landfall on the Gulf Coast as early as Monday or Tuesday.

For more information and updates visit www.msema.org or call MEMA’s Public Information Line at 866-519-MEMA.

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