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On Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., the City of Pascagoula declared a state of local emergency anticipating extensive flooding due to a major weather event moving toward the coast of Mississippi.
In view of the impending arrival of the storm, it is appropriate to declare a state of emergency pursuant to the Mississippi Emergency Management Law (Section 33-15-17 (d), Mississippi Code of 1972). Jackson County has also declared a state of emergency.
The state of local emergency will continue until the next regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Pascagoula.
Drivers should be cautious in areas that are prone to flooding. Pascagoula residents may pick up sand and sandbags from the Recycle Center located on 14th Street, near the Public Works Department from 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Residents are welcome to bring a shovel to fill their own bags but staff will also be filling bags. For more information, please call the Public Works Department at 228-938-6623.
The City of Pascagoula, Mississippi’s Flagship City, is located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It is 15.38 square miles in size and is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the south and the Pascagoula River, the last free-flowing river in the United States. With a population of over 22,000 people, Pascagoula is home to two of Mississippi’s largest employers, Huntington-Ingalls Shipbuilding and the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram!