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Flooding main concern as recovery starts

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Isaac is gone and now the focus turns to cleanup with an eye to rising rivers in south Mississippi.

In Jackson County, Emergency Management Director Donald Langham says local officials will being documenting Isaac's damage.

He says the assessments process will ramp up next week, Langham said, as workers photograph damages, make reports and measure water lines.

The National Guard was still being staged in the Helena area to assist with calls.

The Pascagoula and Escatawpa rivers continued to rise Saturday with more flooding in the forecast over the next few days, according to the National Weather Service.

Crews have sand and debris to clear off U.S. Highway 90 and motorists are asked to stay off the highway and let them get the work done.

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