Public/Media Relations Manager

Hurricane Ida Update

COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (September 1, 2021) – Coastal Mississippi is grateful that Hurricane Ida’s impact to the region was minimal. As a Coastal region that welcomes over 14.2 million visitors a year, we maintain a high level of advance preparedness for storms and a commitment to quickly resume operations as soon as possible. Due to the hard work of our public officials and the dedication of our exceptional industry leaders and hospitality employees, our destination has rebounded quickly and is once again ready to welcome visitors to its exceptional 62 miles of shoreline.

“We have been in constant contact with our tourism partners across the tri-county region and are happy to report that hotels, casinos, attractions, and restaurants have resumed business, with current COVID-19 restrictions still in place,” said Milton Segarra, CEO of Coastal Mississippi. “We are currently forecasting maximum hotel occupancy for the rest of the week and Labor Day Weekend. Our thoughts and hearts are with our neighbors in Louisiana, as they continue their recovery from the devastation that their beautiful region has endured. Coastal Mississippi is putting measures in place to assist those displaced and recovery efforts in Louisiana.”

Coastal Mississippi has created a resources hub highlighting community efforts to assist Louisiana evacuees and recovery efforts:

Coastal Mississippi is an organization charged with promoting South Mississippi as a tourism and convention destination worldwide. Its mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure, convention, sports and business visitors to the area. It is dedicated to maximizing the travel and tourism industry for South Mississippi.
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