Meeting Schedules for Monday September 26, 2005
0900 Health Group
Strategy Room 409
Group Room 409
Assessment Room 409
FEMA – Will have a meeting with Ocean Springs’
representatives about a temporary housing site at Highway 57 and Highway 90.
Fire – Ray Watson – The burn ban is still in
effect. We have not had enough moisture over the weekend. A lot of people will
probably try to start burning debris so please keep aware of the burn ban.
Coast Guard – Most of the Coast Guard has been moved
west to address Hurricane Rita needs.
Corps of Engineers – Some individuals or contractors
are trying to charge $1,600 for blue roofs telling the applicants that they will
later be reimbursed. This is completely false. The Corps does not charge for
blue roofs; they are free.
There will also be a debris workshop today at Camp Gautier
Department of Health – The clinic will be moved from
the tent facility to the Old Wellness Center in Pascagoula. Chevron donated
$250,000 to Jackson County.
Red Cross – Financial assistance sites are at the
following locations: St. Martin Community Center, Jackson Hewitt by JC Penney
in singing River Mall, Jefferson St., St. Pauls, and the old WalMart Building in
Volunteer Coordinator – 5 teams are coming in from
the East Coast. The volunteer coordinator is also working on consolidating
volunteer centers. The phone number for the Volunteer Coordinator is 875-3416
Salvation Army – The Salvation Army needs locations
of eyeglass and denture providers in Ocean Springs or St. Martin that are open
for their voucher program.
Team 4 – A group from Alaska will be coming in this
week to replace the group from California. They will be working on
transitioning from the California Team to the Alaska Team and then to the local
Liason – 22 water systems in Jackson County still
must boil water.
Starting on Wednesday morning, September 28, 2005, the
morning briefings will be held at Gautier City Hall. The Incident Command Post
will be at La Font Inn in Pascagoula and break out meetings will be held at the
Chamber of Commerce.
The logistics team will be meeting with the Chamber of
Commerce in order to develop long range plans.
Operations – A food stamp program will be kicking
off on Tuesday. The operations team is also working on transitioning to the new
Alaska team for the end of the week and also transitioning to local control.
Communications – 80 radios were given out from the
County. These were 800 megahertz radios. The radios need to be returned.
Please contact Kody Kerwin at (925)383-5004.
Congressman Taylor’s Office – Congressman Taylor is
having a Town Hall Meeting at Gautier City Hall.
Strategy Meeting –
- A emergency condemnation policy is suggested.
Pascagoula has written one which was derived from the International Property
Maintenance Codes for 2003. It is still suggested that the city attorneys
come up with a policy that can be used county-wide.
- An operations chart is being put together that will have
representatives from each city and the county for several areas: Main point
of contact for city, debris removal, public safety, human needs, and
infrastructure. Most cities are appointing the mayor or city manager as the
main point of contact. Police or fire chiefs are being named as points of
contacts for public safety. Debris Management is generally being led by
public works. Human Needs includes education, recovery, donations, temporary
housing, volunteers, care and feeding. Infrastructure includes public
utilities, building inspection, and damage assessment.
Friday September 23, 2005
- Discussed forced evictions/ condemnations. They would
like for the all jurisdictions in the County to adopt the same policies. It
is suggested that city attorneys meet to discuss the policy together.
- Discussed cities signing right-of-entry.
- Project Kid is a group from Fairhope. No one in Jackson
County could authorize them to come in although they thought it was a good
idea. Senator Lott’s office authorized it. It was suggested also that in the
future, Senator Cochran’s office should be contacted.
- Discussion took place about the request for building
inspectors. It can be reimbursed if it’s for safety, but it’s not
reimbursable for damage assessment. Jackson County and the other
municipalities are also having difficulties getting additional building
- The medical committee is focusing on getting Pascagoula
Health Center up and running and getting primary care services in Moss Point.
- FEMA spoke about a new concept that they have for
temporary housing. It will house 1,200 people and 84 acres are needed. The
property in Ocean Springs at the intersection of Highway 90 and Highway 57.
Meeting Schedules for Friday September 23, 2005
0900 Health Group
Group Room 409
Also, I called BFI about when recycling would begin. They
said that it is suspended until further notice; their recycling facility
sustained a lot of damage. They expect that it will not be operations for one
or two months.
Butch Loper – Based on a 7:00 AM phone conversation
with the National Weather Service, Mr. Loper said that Hurricane Rita has
sustained winds of 140 mps and is directed toward 304 degrees. Landfall is
expected to occur at the LA / TX line, but the storm should weaken around
landfall. Locally, we should have a tide surge of 4 to 5 feet in addition to
the 2 feet increase that we have been experiencing since Hurricane Katrina. We
may have 2 to 3 inches of rain today and 1 to 2 inches tomorrow. These
conditions will be present locally today and tomorrow. There probably will not
be any tornado activity in our area.
FEMA – DRCs are closed today. FEMA is working using
cruise ships for housing. Camp Gautier will be closing down to enable the
reopening of school. The base camp will be moving to the horse arena in
Law Enforcement – Mike Byrd – Gautier will have 20
officers on alpha and bravo shifts. Ocean Springs will have 7 officers for day
shifts and six at night. This makes for a County total of 97 officers for alpha
shifts and 71 for bravo shifts.
Fire – Ray Watson – The burn ban is still in effect
even though it is raining.
Coast Guard – The Coast Guard is monitoring the
situation with Hurricane Rita in case they will have to be mobilized for that
Corps of Engineers – Work will slow down during the
rain. Blue roofs cannot be put on while it is raining and the debris cannot be
unloaded while it is raining.
Department of Health – FEMA informed the DOH that
the temporary trailers that would be provided to the Department of Health will
now be delayed by several months because of Hurricane Rita. The trailers were
going to be used to replace the Department of Health facility in Pascagoula that
was damaged in the storm
Volunteer Coordinator – The phone number for the
Volunteer Coordinator is 875-3416 and 875-3568.
Mental Health – Mental health assessments have been
made in every community except Ocean Springs and St. Martin. The mental health
agencies are beginning to partner with other agencies that they would not have
partnered with before for various reasons.
NOVA – Victim’s Assistance – Team members ae
stationed in Pascagoua and Moss Point. There is always a member at Camp Gautier
because their main priority is to assist first emergency responders.
Salvation Army – The Salvation Army needs a large
quantity of boxes to help them with their move. The mobile centers are on the
streets and one will be in Orange Grove, Jackson County.
Chevron – The refinery will be down until mid
October. They expect to return to normal in November. Gas production should
not be affected.
Northrup Gruman – Employees are trickling in. Power
is supplied to all shops although not all shops are operational. A lot of
equipment has been damaged. Efforts are concentrated on ships in the water.
Northup Gruman will expand its Human Resources office to open another location
on Telephone Road in Pascagoula in addition to the HR offices located at the
ship yards. These offices are assisting with various needs such as State
unemployment applications, FEMA applications, and temporary housing
Team 4 – Working on closing Camp Gautier to enable
school to restart.
Jackson County Information Officer – They are
expecting to deal with a lot of rumor control. If you hear of any rumors,
please try to find accurate information and contact the Jackson county
Information Officer to provide information regarding its accuracy.
Supervisor Frank Leach – supervisor Leach urges that
meeting attendees turn in daily situation or status reports.
Debris removal available
for eligible Jackson County Residents
Debris removal assistance is available for
eligible Jackson County residents whose homes were damaged by Hurricane
Katrina. County officials are offering to remove debris at no costs to
residents, who, as a result of Hurricane Katrina:
sustained damage of more than 50 percent to
their homes OR
received significant damage from debris from
surrounding areas AND
Incurred damage that is a threat to the public
health and safety. Homes located in areas declared “catastrophic damage
areas” will receive priority.
This assistance will be available for Jackson
County residents living in the following areas –
Orange Grove, Pecan, Bayou Cumbest and Escatawpa;
St. Andrews (around Tantallon Drive), South Gulf
Park Estates and Belle Fountaine Beach East and West;
Vancleave area hit by tornadoes;
Langley Point, Old St Martin South of LeMoyne,
Porteaux Bay, Pine Drive in Gulf Hills, Gulf Hills within 3 blocks of water,
Windsor Port and Windsor Park; and
Residences bordering Fort Bayou and Moreton
To receive this assistance, residents must
complete a “Right of Entry” form which grants the County and the contractor
permission to enter the residents’ property and remove the damage. Applicants
must attach a brief description of the damage, sufficient for the County to
determine whether it is a threat to public health and safety. Because of FEMA
guidelines, applicants are encouraged to submit the Right of Entry form no
later than October 28, 2005.
Right of Entry forms are currently available at
the Jackson County Civic Center on Shortcut Road in Pascagoula, St. Andrews
Fire Station, Elks Lodge on Beach View, St Martin Library, and the West
Jackson County Road Department.
For more information, please contact the Jackson
County Citizens Information Line (228-769-5870).
September 19, 2005
Important Phone Numbers
Jackson County Citizen Information Line:
JC Building Permits: 769-3056
Northrop Grumman: 1-877-744-7642
Ocean Springs Info Line: 875-4236
OS Building Permits: 875-6712
OS Business Licenses: 875-6666
OS Chamber of Commerce: 875-4424
OS Civil Defense: 875-4236
OS Fire: 875-5231
OS Library: 875-1193 (M-F, 10a-3p)
OS Mayor: 875-6722
OS Planning Dept: 875-4415
OS Police: 875-2211
OS Public Works: 875-3955
OS Tax Office: 875-6666
OS Water Dept: 875-6666
Mayor & Board of Aldermen:
Mayor Moran: 875-6722
Julia Weaver (At-Large): 219-2279
John Gill (Ward 1): 697-1483
Matt McDonnell (Ward 2): 297-3929
Curtis Lloyd (Ward 3): 297-0778
Greg Denyer (Ward 4): 297-0886
Jerry Dalgo (Ward 5): 872-7180
James Hagan (Ward 6): 697-1473
Other Helpful Numbers:
Biloxi Civil Defense: 435-6157
Dept of Health: 831-5151
Hancock Co Civil Defense: 1-877-422-0874
Harrison Co Civil Defense: 865-4002
JC Civil Defense: 769-3111
JC Harbor Master (Johnny Hughes):
JC Port Authority: 762-4041
JC Sheriff’s Office: 875-6963
JC Tag Office: 696-6267
JC Tax Office: 769-3072
Red Cross: 762-2455
Traffic info hotline: 601-987-1211
Carl King (donations organizer):
Mold Hotline: 866-458-4948
Only the Jackson County facility is open
Hwy 90, Gautier, 497-6350
The facility has supplies of animal
food, supplies, and crates.
Lost or displaced animals can be
retrieved at this location.
Blue Roof Locations:
Residents can sign up for the Blue Roof
Program at all three FEMA DRC’s by filling out a Right of Entry Form. The
Blue Roof Program will be in a separate line from FEMA applications
Burn Ban in effect for the next 6
months. No rain and huge amounts of debris makes it very dangerous to try to
Latter Day Saints: 985-649-2774,
Church of Christ: 875-7811
First Baptist of OS: 875-4982
Samaritan Ministry of West Jackson Co,
2755 Bienville, OS, 875-9791
United Way, 762-8557
Volunteer Reception Center, 875-3416,
From 12a.m. to 6 a.m. in the City of
School aged children can attend day camp
near the Swingster’s Building, 1515 Government St, Sept 19-23.
BFI is systematically making rounds to
gather household debris. Please place your BFI cart next to the road, away
from all obstructions (piles of limbs, meters, hydrants, mailbox, power lines)
and BFI will pick it up. BFI is now running regular routes and services. If
needed, there is a dumpster at Public Works on Pine Dr. for household garbage.
The Seaman Rd facility is open 7a-4:45p
and will accept vegetation ONLY. This facility is for Jackson County
residents ONLY, NO CONTRACTORS and is not taking household garbage, but is
accepting untreated construction material.
Debris Removal, Asbritt, Inc
(Contractual Entities): 1-800-244-5094
Sort your debris into three piles:
household, construction, and vegetation. It will not be picked up if it is
not sorted properly. Place debris on right of way, away from obstructions
(meter, mailbox, power lines, hydrants)
A debris reduction site in Mallett has
The Sunplex reduction site has been
closed as of September 15.
Please direct all complaints to Scott
Magness at 1-479-747-5411.
The Jackson County and Ocean Springs
storage warehouses are reaching their maximum capacities. Citizens should
call the intended charity or organization prior to delivering items to ensure
there is space available to receive those items. No more clothing is needed.
Carl King, 861-7615, 875-5701
The Ocean Springs Ministerial Alliance
has set up a non-profit checking account at Hancock Bank (acct# 01-37-22-465 /
rt# 065503681) for humanitarian purposes (food, clothing, shelter for
hurricane victims), administered by the local Ministers.
To donate land for trailer use: Bechtal,
John Kluesner, 865-607-7679
Disaster Recovery Center
Next to American Thrift Store (Highway
90): FEMA registration, applicant services, online application, SBA loans for
homeowners, tax assistance, USDA agricultural assistance, USDA rural housing
loan and mortgage programs, crisis counseling, legal assistance, Red Cross
(information only), disaster unemployment, Social Security, blue roof Right of
Entry sign-up, human services/food stamps, Medicaid, damaged homes mitigation
information, phone bank, first aid, aging services.
The Ocean Springs School District is
expected to re-open September 26, 2005. Times may be adjusted due to having
to alter bus routes away from damaged areas.
OSSD Office: 875-7706
OS Greyhounds will play the Carencro
High School Bears from Louisiana. This has been changed to a road game.
MGCCC is expected to re-open Sept 14.
Unemployment office has a trailer set up
outside of the America’s Thrift Store.
A Job fair will be held at the Mobile
Convention Center on Thursday, Sept 22, 8:30a-5p)
The Disaster Recovery Centers listed
below are open 7 days a week from 8a-6p.
Moss Point (Pelican Landing,
6617 Hwy 613)
Pascagoula High School (off
Ocean Springs (OS Rd and Hwy
90 at Thrift Store)
To register for FEMA assistance, call
www.FEMA.gov, or a DRC.
FEMA flood insurance:
The National Flood Insurance Program
provides citizens with a process to appeal decisions regarding flood insurance
General info: 1-800-427-4661
Info line: 1-800-948-4060 M-F, 8-5
Financial Assistance (Red Cross):
JC Health Dept has set up a mobile
medical unit in the parking lot of their old site on Hospital Rd, Pascagoula,
The Ocean Springs location on Washington
Av is open M-F 8a-5p, 872-4861.
The WIC office is also opened with a
nutritionist on site.
Protect yourself against mosquito bites.
Mental Health Services are available
from Singing River Services at 3407 Shamrock Ct, Gautier. People who are
feeling stress, depression, or anxiety can call the 24 hour Crisis Line at
497-0690. A special program for children is available by calling
228-696-0030. Services available include psychiatric counseling, clinic
therapies, and children’s day treatment.
OS Hospital has been operational
throughout the disaster, including the 24-hour emergency room.
Information, Physician Referral:
Simmon’s Bayou Rd in OS
Elk’s Lodge Parking Lot, Gulf Park
The Lord is My Help, 1205 Desoto, OS,
First Baptist of OS, 875-4982
Housing, Temporary FEMA:
Travel Trailers, Mobile Homes, and other
pre-fab structures are being brought in by FEMA to provide interim housing.
Eligibility registration: 1-800-621-3362
To get information on the requirements
to put a pre-fabricated structure on your property, please call the Building
Dept at 875-6712
Naval Ship Comfort
Special Needs Shelter, 757-443-8291
Points of Distribution:
Swingster’s Building, 1515 Government
St, OS (beside OS Lumber)
OS Post Office is fully functional if
you have an address. If you no longer have an address, you should fill out a
“Change of Address” form at the post office.
Red Cross locations (financial
East Jackson Co. Service Complex, 5343
Jefferson St.,Moss Point;
Biloxi High School, 1424 Father Ryan
St. Paul United Methodist Church, 3724
Davis St., Moss Point;
tent beside Senior Center, Bookter
Street, Bay St. Louis.
Report Price Gouging:
Atty Jim Hood: 1-800-281-4418
Senator Trent Lott
Senator Trent Lott has re-opened a
Pascagoula Office in a trailer behind the Jackson County Emergency Operations
Center off Convent St (M-F, 8a-5p)
Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 2755
Bienville Blvd, OS, 875-2446
St Paul’s Methodist, Hwy 57 & Hwy 90,
Gautier Convention Center, Library Lane,
just north of Hwy 90, behind Hancock Bank
Singing River Mall, Conrad’s, Hwy 90,
Singing River Mall (outside the old
Conrad’s Resturant), M-F, 8-5.
CTA have begun bus service, regular
hours, regular routes.
Call local Building Department or
electrical inspector to get a list of qualified contractors to install
temporary service for trailers or other temporary housing.
MS Power: 1-800-532-1502
SREPA: 497-1313. Will be taking
requests for security light repairs and new connects starting Monday, Sept 19.
Entex / Center Point: 896-7500
1-800-Get Info (Red Cross)
875-5701 (JC hotline)
762-7222 (Salvation Army)
875-4236 (OS Civil Defense)
Water & Ice:
St Andrews Golf Course parking lot
Elk’s Lodge parking lot
Jackson County Fairgrounds
East Central High
St Martin Community Center
The “Boil Water” notice has been lifted
for the City of Ocean Springs
TESI still has “Boil Water” notice.