Harrison County orders mandatory evacuation for low lying areas

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Harrison County Emergency Management officials are ordering a mandatory evacuation for low-lying areas of the county. Visit http://wlox.images.worldnow.com/images/incoming/Evacuation%20Map.pdf for a map of the flood zones.

"Our first priority is the safety of our citizens. We are concerned about anyone who might be stranded without access to any help," Harrison Emergency Management Director Rupert Lacy said.

"Please realize that if you choose to remain in an area that's under a mandatory evacuation, our responders may not be able to reach you in case of a medical emergency or unexpected flooding. We realize there are high points in zones 1-3 that may not flood but may be cut off, allowing no access for emergency responders. Please take the safest course for the duration of this storm."

Harrison County will also have a curfew in effect Tuesday night from 7pm until 7am Wednesday morning.

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