- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) - Eleven years after Hurricane Katrina, the Waveland Police Department finally has a base of operations strong enough to stand just about any storm.

Monday, The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2bBF10O) state and local officials called the new police station well-deserved and overdue.

The Bay St. Louis-Waveland area was ground zero for the hurricane. The force from the storm wiped out a good portion of both cities.

Due to funding issues, it has taken until now to open the new police station.

The 30-plus Waveland police staff had been operating out of a double-wide trailer.

The new station is state-of-the-art and houses a courtroom, animal control and the city’s beautification committee. Most notably, the station can serve as an Emergency Operations Center.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com


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