Jackson County announces shelter openings 

Friday - October 6, 2017

Tropical Storm Nate


The Jackson County Board of Supervisors proclaimed a “Declaration of Local Emergency” Thursday, October 5th in advance of Hurricane Nate.  The National Weather Service forecasters are predicting a Category I Hurricane to make landfall somewhere along the Louisiana/Mississippi Coast. Residents are encouraged to pay close attention to weather updates as the landfall location is subject to change. Residents are also advised to begin making their hurricane preparations, including securing property. Although tomorrow’s weather is predicted to be beautiful, please pay close attention to weather updates as they are made available.


NEW – The Jackson County Office of Emergency Services has called for the American Red Cross to open its three (3) 361 Emergency Shelters 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 361

          Central Jackson County Shelter

          5500 Ballpark Road

          Vancleave, MS

          Phone: 228-826-3820


St. Martin 361

          West Jackson County Shelter

          13000 Walker Road

          St. Martin, MS

          Phone: 228-872-8615


East Central 361

          East Jackson County Shelter

          18413 Hwy. 613

          Hurley, MS

          Phone:  228-588-6995


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