Harrison County attempting to return to normal

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Here is the latest news about recovery efforts from Hurricane Isaac.

Harrison County Board of Supervisor's President Kim Savant, Emergency Management Director Rupert Lacy, most coast mayors and some local legislators and representatives met with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Sunday. Supervisor Savant said, "Overall the meeting was very positive and we appreciate her being down here. Every person in the room asked for one thing and that is consistency on how everyone is dealt with on reimbursements."

Currently, the county is resuming normal functions but the emergency operations center is maintaining the operational meetings in the morning with all the city liaisons and the situational reports every evening.

The sand beach is still closed, as crews are continuing to pick up the dead nutria rats.  Yet on Sunday, dozens of families could be seen on the beach, playing in the sand, and splashing in the water.

As of Sunday afternoon, county cleanup teams had picked up a total of 16.2 tons of nutria carcasses. County workers are also busy doing assessments on damage to buildings and roads.

For further information, please visit the Harrison County website at www.co.harrison.ms.us.

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