Cleaning up debris in Hancock County
The aftermath of Tropical Storm Cindy still lingers in parts of South Mississippi.
Dozens of piles of debris were collected along the beaches in Bay St. Louis. Many were filled with twigs, logs of wood, and grass. Crews removed over 500 dead animals over the weekend after winds from Cindy reached about 40 miles per hour.
Workers will continue to remove the debris throughout the week, preparing the beaches for the Fourth of July weekend. Visitor Stephanie Martin said, “All the marsh has come up on shore. It was just covered and there’s a huge log, a piece of wood a little further down there and lots of dead nutria. So, it’s very stinky.”
Crews will be cleaning the beaches in Bay St. Louis from Washington Street to the Silver Slipper Casino.