MS Coast Preps For Tropical Weather

Emergency officials along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast expected to get plans in place Friday to deal with the effects from a slow-moving tropical depression.

Jackson County spokesman Ken Flanagan says conference calls are scheduled Friday with Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, along with the weather officials.

Flanagan says the county is preparing for 6 inches to 10 inches of rain through Monday.

Harrison County Emergency Management Agency director Rupert Lacy said coastal waters and bays will be choppy.

Brian Adam, director of emergency management in Hancock County, said his staff will decide Friday whether to put out sandbags.

Harrison County was to have sand available at several work centers for residents equipped with heavy-duty garbage bags.