Jackson County Recommends Voluntary Evacuation

Notice from Jackson County Emergency Operations:

Jackson County Recommends Voluntary Evacuation

Friday – October 6, 2017

Tropical Storm Nate

The Jackson County Office of Emergency Services is strongly recommending a voluntary evacuation for all residents living in low-lying flood prone areas near any waterways, bayous, creeks, and drainages due to storm surge potential of 3-9 feet, or greater, above ground level in certain areas close to beach fronts and any inland waterways.

American Red Cross 361 Emergency Shelters will be opening at 8:00AM Saturday, October 7th. Residents going to a shelter should bring medication, pillow change of clothes, snacks and all necessary personal essentials. The Red Cross website www.redcross.org provides information about shelter guidelines, hurricane preparation, and a downloadable hurricane app.

Jackson County Emergency Shelters

Vancleave 361Central Jackson County Shelter5500 Ballpark RoadVancleave, MS Phone: 228-826-3820

St. Martin 361West Jackson County Shelter13000 Walker RoadSt. Martin, MS Phone: 228-872-8615

East Central 361East Jackson County Shelter18413 Hwy. 613Hurley, MS Phone: 228-588-6995

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