Shelters open as Hurricane Sally approaches Gulf Coast

With Hurricane Sally expected to bring heavy rainfall and significant storm surges to the Gulf Coast, shelters are beginning to open their doors. 

While the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is reminding you to use shelters as a last resort in the COVID-19 era, here is a list of the facilities that are currently open. 

GEORGE COUNTY:

  • Agricola Safe Room: 3161 Cooks Corner Rd, Lucedale, MS 39452
  • Bendale Safe Room: 5207 Highway 26 W, Lucedale, MS 39452

HANCOCK COUNTY:

  • Kiln Safe Room: 18324 Hwy 43 Kiln, MS 39556

HARRISON COUNTY:

  • Saucier-Lizana Road Safe Room: 23771 Saucier Lizana Rd. Saucier, MS 39574
  • County Farm Road Safe Room: 15038 Country Farm Rd. Gulfport, MS 39503
  • Lobouy Road Safe Room: 9509 Lobouy Rd. Pass Christian, MS 39571

JACKSON COUNTY:

  • East Jackson County Safe Room: 18413 Highway 613 Moss Point, MS 3956
  • West Jackson County Safe Room: 13000 Walker Rd. Ocean Springs, MS 39564

PEARL RIVER COUNTY:

  • Poplarville Safe Room: 124 Rodeo St. Poplarville, MS 39470

STONE COUNTY:

  • State Medical Needs Shelter: 1640 Coy Avenue Wiggins, MS 39577

State Medical Needs Shelter admission is evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Those with health or medical conditions who require professional observation or care,
  • Those with chronic conditions who require assistance with daily living activities or skilled nursing care, but do not require hospitalization,
  • Those who need supervised medication dispensing or vital signs readings,
  • Those with physical, mental, or cognitive disabilities who cannot be sheltered in a general population shelter, or
  • Those with other disabilities who cannot be sheltered in a general population shelter.

If you enter a shelter, you will be required to wear a mask.