$1M to go to new Hancock EOC

$1M to go to new Hancock EOC

There are 1 comment on the The South Mississippi Sun Herald story from Sep 12, 2008, titled $1M to go to new Hancock EOC. In it, The South Mississippi Sun Herald reports that:

Federal officials, distressed over poor conditions at Hancock County's Emergency Operations Center, announced $1 million in new funding Wednesday to help build a replacement facility.

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Ocean Springs, MS

#1 Sep 16, 2008
Hancock County has long needed a safe facility to house the Emergency Operations Center. During Fay, Gustav and Ike the volunteer first responders and necessary agencies, that operate the EOC, were forced to occupy a moldy and less than safe structure. After three years of politics, a proposed solution may surface. It appears that some County politicans are quietly working on a “deal” to acquire wet land property on Highway 90 to house County facilities. This property flooded during Katrina. It has been suggested that would require approx.$1M in fill material before any construction could begin. Any facility above flood level on this location would become an island; having no ingress or egress during a less than Katrina type storm. For thirty years it was believed that Camille was the storm of the century; Katrina could lose that staus in the very next hurricane. This type of reasoning makes one wonder if some politicans have the required knowledge & understanding of ISC/UC (Incident Command System/management/Unified Command)and FEMA policy to protect its citizens and first responders.

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