Increased patrols for Labor Day Weekend

For many Americans, the Labor Day Weekend means the unofficial end of summer and a three day weekend road trip.
For law enforcement officials, it means increasing patrols and making sure everyone is staying safe. Local law enforcement officials on the Coast want to remind everyone to have a plan in place, utilize a designated driver or ride-sharing service, while obeying traffic laws.
With Harvey leaving his mark along the Gulf Coast, officials are warning against using the three day weekend to go check out the damage in flood ravaged areas unless you’re going to help. Sgt. Josh Bromen with Gulfport PD said, “Just be careful. A lot of people like to come out after these storms and go sight-seeing and see the damage. Don’t go to these areas unless you have a plan to volunteer for the relief. Don’t just go to be a sight-seer because it tends to be a burden on the first responders as well as the residents in that area.”
And a heads up for those planning to hit the road, AAA says the national average gas price has increased three cents since Friday due to Hurricane Harvey.

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