Storm damage in Jackson County

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After the effects of Sally, Jackson County faced some damage with fallen trees and power outages.

Moss Point resident Jacob Hardin and his family spent Wednesday afternoon clearing debris in front of their home on Jefferson Avenue after Sally left her mark. “I came around the side of the house and that’s when we noticed that the tree was fallen, it actually fell on my dad’s truck and so me and dad and her boyfriend instantly started cutting trees down, trying to get the truck removed, assess the damage. We’re still not sure how bad it is on the house yet, still working on that, but we’re just happy that it didn’t hit the house and hurt our home.”

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Jackson County was the most impacted area in South Mississippi. With the uncertainty of the storm, cities in the county were able to prepare ahead of time. Pascagoula City Manager Michael Silverman said, “Initially we had concerns with the size and gravity of this storm coming toward us, but fortunately we avoided any substantial damage and the community looks like it’s in good shape. Very thankful for the support of our police department, fire department, and public works department to keep everything moving efficiently throughout the duration of this storm.”

As for Hardin, he knows it could have been much worse. “Just real minor damage, it might have got a little bit of the shingles. Minor damage to my dad’s truck, just some dents and dings that can be popped out real easy. So we were kinda lucky, honestly. I believe we were lucky on this.”

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Gabrielle Cox is native to Hammond, Louisiana where she attended grade school, high school, and college. Gabrielle was an all district athlete for the girls soccer team at St. Thomas Aquinas High School. After high school, she went on to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and a minor in Spanish at Southeastern Louisiana University. She was a reporter and anchor for the Southeastern Channel where her and her team received a number of awards, including a Suncoast Emmy for a live football game broadcasted by ESPN+ in which she was the sideline reporter. Gabby has had a life full of traveling and is blessed to have family placed all over the world. However, the aspect that makes Gabby standout is that she has a brother with Autism and that is nonverbal. Gabby plays a huge part in the role of her brother’s life and quotes that she would not be the person she is today if it was not for him.

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