Harrison County Board of Supervisors temporarily close sand beach for Cristobal cleanup
The Harrison County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved closing the 26 miles of Harrison County Sand Beach due to the effects of Tropical Storm Cristobal, which hit the area on Sunday.
The board is under a local proclamation for Tropical Storm Cristobal. This will allow Harrison County to receive state and federal assets if available.
“This hurts our hearts to do this,” Harrison County Board of Supervisors Connie Rockco said. “But this is a matter of public safety and we have to get the debris removed from our beaches as quickly as possible.”
Harrison County Sand Beach will be reopened in segments as the beach is cleaned.
The Harrison County Board of Supervisors also approved hiring a contractor to assist with the debris removal from the shoreline of the 26 miles of Harrison County Sand Beach.
Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall Sunday evening in Louisiana. Harrison County received excessive rainfall, damaging winds and road flooding as a result of the storm.