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High water mark plaques going up in the coastal counties

Gulfport's high water mark is at the Barksdale Pavilion in Jones Park. (Photo source: WLOX) Gulfport's high water mark is at the Barksdale Pavilion in Jones Park. (Photo source: WLOX)
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SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

You may notice some new markers and plaques showing up at several locations in the three coastal counties. The markers and plaques are part of a FEMA program to raise awareness in coastal areas about high water and tidal surge.

“We are bringing historical facts along with the high water marks and the surge, to bring everybody’s attention that and hope we don't forget,” said City of Gulfport Flood Plain Manager Mike Edwards. “These plaques commemorate loss of life and the devastation that occurred, as well as marking the high water marks that occurred along the Coast.”

Seven communities in the three coastal counties have placed or will be placing 18 of these displays along the coastline before Aug. 29.

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