Missing Persons Hotline Open

The official Mississippi death count from Hurricane Katrina is now at 224. Of those, 27 are unidentified.

Other statistics released include:

  • 90 are from Harrison County and 21 of those are unidentified.

  • 49 are from Hancock County and six of those are unidentified.

A Family Assistance Hotline number is also established for missing persons.

To report someone still missing, call 1-800-958-9519. If someone was initially reported missing, please contact the same number if they have been located to help clear their names from the list.

Officials said that initially, on Sept. 27, the missing persons list consisted of 771 people, but now 717 of those cases have been cleared.