Jackson County Recommends Voluntary Evacuation

Friday – October 6, 2017

Tropical Storm Nate



NEW – The Jackson County Office of Emergency Services is strongly recommending a voluntary evacutation for all residents living in low-lying flood prone areas near any waterways, bayous, creeks, and drainages due to storm surge potential of 3-9 feet, or greater, above ground level in certain areas close to beach fronts and any inland waterways. This evacuation will be effective at 8:00AM Saturday, October 7th. 


Also, the Jackson County American Red Cross 361 Emergency Shelters will be opening 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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