List of Mississippi shelters, sandbag locations as Hurricane Ida nears

List of Mississippi shelters, sandbag locations as Hurricane Ida nears
This satellite image shows Hurricane Ida beginning to emerge over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico after making landfall in western Cuba on Friday, Aug. 27. (NOAA)

As Hurricane Ida makes its way towards the Gulf Coast of the US, Mississippi has prepared itself with sand and bags, staged at several locations for public use. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency also opened a number of shelters to help people during the storm.

Harrison County opened some locations on Friday, August 27, along with Jackson and Hancock county’s locations. But people have been asked to carry their own shovels since only bags and sand will be given. Also, they have to follow mask mandates and reasonable social distancing norms are expected to be followed. Below is the list of shelters and sandbag locations in Mississippi.


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Harrison County:

- West Harrison High School Safe Room-10399 County Farm Rd., Gulfport – Standby

- Orange Grove Community Center- 14416 Dedeaux Rd., Gulfport – Standby

- D’Iberville High School Safe Room-15625 Lamey Bridge Rd., Biloxi – Opens 5 PM Saturday

- Saucier-Lizana Rd Safe Room-23771 Saucier Lizana Rd., Saucier – Opens 5 PM Saturday

- Lobouy Road Safe Room- 9509 Lobouy Rd., Pass Christian – Opens 5 PM Saturday

- County Farm Road Safe Room-  15038 County Farm Rd., Gulfport – Opens 5 PM Saturday

Self-serve sandbag locations in Harrison County:

- District 5 Woolmarket Work Center – 16395 Old Woolmarket Road, Biloxi

- District 3 Long Beach Work Center – 605 North Seal Avenue, Long Beach

- AJ Holloway Sports Complex – 765 Wells Drive, Biloxi

- Todd Migues Park – 425 Parker Street, Biloxi

- Henry Beck Park – 671 Division Street, Biloxi

- Fire Station #8 – 8479 Woolmarket Road, Biloxi

- Harrison County Road Department – 10076 Lorraine Road, Gulfport

- Orange Grove Community Center on Dedeaux Road, Gulfport

- Intersection of Hewes Avenue & Glover Street, Gulfport

- Long Beach Harbor

- District 1 D’Iberville Work Center – 10085 Doris Deno Avenue, D’Iberville

- District 2 Lyman Work Center – 15001 County Farm Road, Gulfport

- District 4 Orange Grove Work Center – 8300 34th Avenue, Gulfport

- Cavalier Park – 2059 Lawrence Street, Biloxi

- Fire Station #9 – 93700 Oaklawn Road, Biloxi

- HWY 90 & Courthouse Road (south of HWY 90), Gulfport

Jackson County:

- Old Americus Road Fire Dept, 24321 Old Americus Road, Lucedale

- Fontainebleau Fire Department, 3901 Hwy. 57 South Ocean Springs

- Gautier, Behind City Hall, Highway 90

- West Division Roads Department N. Washington Avenue (Hwy. 609) Ocean Springs

- East Division Roads Department, 10825 Hwy. 63, Moss Point

- St. Andrews Fire Department, 1401 Elm Street, Ocean Springs

- Moss Point, Escatawpa Fire Station, 3801 Sentinel Dr

- Pascagoula, Jackson County Fairgrounds 2902 Shortcut Rd

- Moss Point, Escatawpa Fire Station, 3801 Sentinel Dr

- Forts Lake Fire Department, 10701 Forts Lake Road, Moss Point

- Central Division Roads Department, 8500 Jim Ramsey Road, Vancleave

Hancock County:

In Hancock County, people have been asked to call the Hancock County Emergency Management Agency at 228-255-0942 or Hancock County Central Dispatch at 228-255-9191 if they require help with getting the sandbags. Meanwhile, the shelters that are open are -- East Jackson County Safe Room-18413 Highway 613 Moss Point – Standby and St. Martin Community Center-13000 Walker Rd. Ocean Springs – Standby.

People can also get self-serve sandbags in Hancock County at:

- Hancock County Horse Arena, 4184 Kiln Delisle Rd

- West Hancock Fire Department, 16006 Washington St

- Old Hancock County Complex, 3068 Longfellow Dr

- Lakeshore Community Center, 6440 Lower Bay Rd

- Diamondhead City Hall, 5000 Diamondhead Cir

- Bayside Fire Department, 6215 West Hinds St

Greene County:

- McLain Attendance Center- 300 Shows St., McLain – Standby

- State Line Community Center- 132 K Town Rd., State Line – Standby

- Leakesville Jr. High School- 620 Main St., Leakesville – Standby

George County:

- Agricola Safe Room-3161 Cooks Corner Rd., Lucedale – Standby

- Bendale Safe Room- 5207 Highway 26 W Lucedale – Standby

Jones County:

- Jones County Safe Room- 1425 Ellisville Blvd., Laurel – Standby

Marion County:

- First Methodist- 411 Church St. Columbia – Standby

Pearl River County:

- Pike County Safe Room- 2017 Quinlivan Rd., Magnolia – Standby

Washington County:

- Washington County Convention Center- 1040 S Raceway Rd., Greenville – Standby

Stone County:

- Stone Elementary School-1652 E Central Ave., Wiggins – Standby

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