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Mississippi Department of Education Sends School Buses for Evacuations

From: FEMA   Filed 8/30/08 GCN

The Mississippi Department of Education is prepared to deploy up to 100 school buses for people who need to evacuate the Gulf Coast on Sunday.

People living in FEMA travel trailers and mobile homes, Mississippi Cottages and others in flood hazard areas have been ordered to evacuate Jackson, Hancock and Harrison counties beginning Sunday at 8 a.m.

The buses will leave en route to pickup sites on the Gulf Coast beginning 7:30 a.m. Sunday. The buses will take evacuees to pre-designated shelters throughout the state.

The pickup locations are as follows:

            Biloxi

            *Biloxi Jr. High School Irish Hill Parking Lot

            *Biloxi High School Football Stadium on Richard Drive

            D’Iberville

            *D’Iberville High School on Warrior Drive

            Gulfport

            *Milner Stadium on 38th Avenue

            *Good Deeds Center on Madison Avenue

            Long Beach/Pass Christian

            *West Harrison County Community Center on West Espy Avenue

            Harrison County

            *Lizana Elementary School on Lizana School Road

            *Saucier Elementary School on 1st Street

            *Harrison Central Elementary on Dedeaux Road.

The last bus will leave the coast at 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Anyone that can get to the community pickup points must call Coast Transportation Authority at 228-896-8080 immediately to make arrangements to be picked up.

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