STATE MEDICAL NEEDS SHELTER OPENED
Beginning at 4 p.m. today in response to Hurricane Nate, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) will open the State Medical Needs Shelter, located on Coy Avenue in Wiggins.
This facility is a shelter of last resort for those people whose medical needs cannot be accommodated in an evacuation shelter."
UPDATE 10/7 1:16 PM:
Jones County Shelter will open at 2pm instead of 6pm.
UPDATE 10/7 12:36 PM:
Free rides to hurricane shelters in Harrison County. Call Coast Transit Authority. (228) 896-8080 between 8am and 5pm Saturday
The Hancock County Emergency Management Agency in coordination with the American Red Cross and the MS Department of Human Services will be opening the following shelters:
Please make sure to bring all items to be self-contained (bedding, medications, personal hygiene items, drinks, and snacks).
Pets will not be allowed in the General Population Shelters.For further information, contact the Hancock county Emergency Management Agency at 228-255-0942.
UPDATE 10/6 at 11:11PM:
The Hancock County Emergency Management Agency in coordination with the American Red Cross and the MS Department of Human Services will be opening the Kiln Shelter on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:00 A.M. The address is 18320 Highway 43 Kiln, MS 39556.
Please make sure to bring all items to be self-contained i.e. bedding, medications, personal hygiene items, drinks and snacks.
Pets will not be allowed in the General Population Shelter.
For further information, contact the Hancock County Emergency Management Agency at 228-255-0942.
JACKSON- In preparation for Hurricane Nate, here are some resources you may need in order for your family and visitors to be fully prepared for the upcoming storm. Please follow the advice of your local officials regarding the possibility of evacuation. We encourage those in low lying and flood prone areas, those in motor homes and travel trailers to seek shelter. We encourage people with disabilities to go to the accessible shelters indicated below.
The following shelters are scheduled to open Saturday, October 7, 2017:
Jackson County – 8:00 AM opening
Harrison County – 2:00 PM opening
Forrest County – 2:00 PM opening
George County – 4:00 PM opening
All Shelters above are accessible except the East and West Jackson Co. locations. Pet friendly shelters are indicated with asterisks*.
Pet Friendly Shelters
If you seek shelter with pets, consult you County Emergency Director for pet friendly shelters. All pets in pet-friendly shelters must be crated in the shelter.
Make sure you bring the following items with you:
We ask the public and MDHS personal to monitor our social media and website to stay informed concerning Hurricane Nate. MDHS will be utilizing the following outlets: Social Media (via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn), along with the MDHS website http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/.