By The Associated Press
PASCAGOULA — Officials say the curfew in coastal Jackson County will run from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. Thursday.
The curfew was originally set to expire at 7 a.m. Thursday, but county officials shortened it so that residents would have time to get to work. Jackson County borders Alabama.
Hancock County, which borders Louisiana, started a curfew Tuesday night and extended it through 6 a.m. Thursday to keep motorists off highways flooded by rains from Isaac.
A curfew in Harrison County expired at noon Wednesday.
The National Weather Service said during a Wednesday briefing that tropical storm-force winds from Isaac were expected to leave Jackson County between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 1 a.m. Thursday.
Forecasters say the worst rain bands have already passed.