Governor Tate Reeves tours Hurricane Zeta damage in Bay St. Louis

Governor Tate Reeves visited Hancock County this afternoon to tour the damage Hurricane Zeta left on the Coast.

Reeves held a press conference outside a Bay St. Louis home that was knocked off its stilts last night during the storm.

Two people were trapped inside. Both were brought to safety with the help of the Bayside Fire Department. The two residents were emitted to a nearby hospital and are currently stable.

Due to the significant amount of damage in South Mississippi, Reeves says he feels very confident that the state will get category B public assistance as well as individual assistance and that all the resources and assets local governments use for Hurricane Zeta relief and recovery will be reimbursed. Governor Reeves said, “What I want to say to the people that have lost so much is that really, just simply, that we care. People care. And we’re going to be here to help. We’re going to bring the full resources from the state government, federal government, but we’re also going to bring the full resources and the compassion of the people of Mississippi.”

MEMA Executive Director Greg Michel said, “And we will be here to support the local emergency management directors, as we always have and help get our citizens through this very difficult time. We had over 200,000 power outages last night at the height of the storm. We knew that that was going to be a major effect of the storm and it was.”

Michel asks that Coast residents stay patient as local utility crews work to bring power back.

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