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MEMA update: Surge levels, Pearlington and Miss. 613

 PEARL  The following is the latest information reported to MEMA about impacts from Hurricane Gustav.


·        National Hurricane Center: reports storm surge reached 6.5 feet in Pascagoula and 11 feet in Waveland. Water started receding an hour ago.


·        Pearlington: About 100 homes are flooding in the Pearlington area in Hancock County. No reports of anyone occupying those residences at this time.


·        Jackson County: Highway 613 south of I-10 is closed because of debris. MDOT is now dispatching crews from Hattiesburg to begin clearing roads.


·         Power outage update: 47,240 are without power in the lower six counties including Pearl River, Stone, George, Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties.


·        Pike County: scattered power outages throughout the city of McComb, Summit, Magnolia, and Osyka and Central and southern part of the county; 1 fatality due to auto accident.


·        Madison County: Scattered power outages reported.