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Piers along the Coast take a hit from Hurricane Nate

The Lighthouse Pier in Biloxi suffered significant damage from Hurricane Nate as seen Monday, October 9, 2017.
The Lighthouse Pier in Biloxi suffered significant damage from Hurricane Nate as seen Monday, October 9, 2017. amccoy@sunherald.com

Damage that didn’t seem so significant immediately after Hurricane Nate passed is starting to add up.

Piers and marinas across South Mississippi suffered damage as the heavy waves and storm surge kicked up Saturday night and Sunday.

Biloxi’s Chief Administrative Officer Mike Leonard said it could total millions of dollars in damage to the city’s harbors and marinas, plus the electronics that control several sewage-pumping stations along the beach.

The Biloxi Lighthouse Pier has structural damage and is missing decking and railing.

Part of the Coliseum Pier also was damaged as were other piers in Biloxi.

Crews found some damage to decking on piers in Gulfport, said public information officer Chris Vignes.

“They’re out there surveying and assessing the damage now and should have a report in a day or two,” he said.

In Jackson County, the Lake Mars pier at Gulf Park Estates was gone after Nate’s storm surge, said Earl Etheridge, Jackson County emergency services director.

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