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Harrison County Shelter Locations
From: Harrison County EOC   Filed 8/30/08  GCN

Harrison County, Miss. – The County Emergency Management Agency has announced nine sites for public shelters from Hurricane Gustav. Shelters will open to the public at 6:00 pm tomorrow (Sunday, August 31).


Shelters will be at

• Saucier Elementary School, 24052 First Street in Saucier

• West Wortham K-8 School, 20199 West Wortham in Saucier

• North Woolmarket K-8 School, 16237 Old Woolmarket Road in Biloxi

• D’Iberville High School, 3320 Warrior Drive in D’Iberville

• Gulfport Central Elementary School, 1043 Pass Road in Gulfport

• Harrison Central High School, 15600 School Road in Gulfport

• Harrison Central Elementary School, 15451 Dedeaux Road in Gulfport

• Lizana Elementary School, 15341 Lizana School Road north of Gulfport

• North Bay Elementary School, 1825 Popps Ferry Road in Biloxi.


FEMA director Rupert Lacy identified items shelter occupants should bring with them and items that are not allowed in a shelter.


Water: Bring one gallon of water per person, per day.


Food: Bring non-perishable food that needs little or no cooking, such as readyto-eat meats, fruits, vegetables, and canned juices. Also recommended are high energy foods such as peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars, trail mix and other snack foods.


Also bring any specialty foods required, such as for diabetics, people on low salt or liquid diets and baby food and formula. Bring a manual can opener and eating and drinking utensils including paper plates. Bring a portable ice chest with ice.


Clothing and bedding: Bring study shoes, rain gear and one complete change of clothing. Also bring a sleeping bag, blanket and pillow. For an elderly person, bring a cot. Shelters do not provide cots. Personal items: Bring a washcloth, small towel, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitary napkins, tampons, paper towels, toilet paper and towelettes.


Medications, first-aid supplies: Bring your medications, clearly marked with your name, dosage, type of medication and prescribing physician. You must be able to take all medications by yourself. Also bring a first-aid kit in a waterproof box.


Baby supplies: Bring baby clothes, diapers, formula, bottles, nipples, food and blankets.


Important papers: Bring names and addresses for your doctors and your nearest relative not living in your area. Bring identification and valuable papers.


Miscellaneous: Bring games, cards, toys, battery powered radios, flashlights (no candles or lanterns), batteries and other reasonable items you may need. Please bathe and eat before you leave home. Register immediately upon entering the shelter. Obey shelter rules. Keep the building safe and sanitary.


Items not allowed: You may not bring to the shelter any pets, alcoholic drinks or weapons. Harrison County FEMA will issue a separate news release about a pet shelter that will be provided.