Several counties open 'safe havens' for residents

Several counties open 'safe havens' for residents

GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Several 'safe havens' are now open in four South Mississippi counties for residents needing a safe place to ride out the severe weather.

In George County, one is located at the Agricola Community Center at the intersection of Hwy. 613 and Cooks Corner Rd. Another safe room is located at the Benndale Community Center, which is on Hwy. 26 just east of the Hwy. 57 intersection. Both community centers are built to withstand hurricane force conditions.

In Harrison County, the County Farm Safe Room will open at 2:30 p.m. That is located at 15038 County Farm Rd.

The Stone County storm shelter is located inside Stone High School at 331 Border Ave. East.

Two community safe rooms are open in Pearl River County. One is located at 501 Laurel St. in Picayune, and the other is located at 124 Rodeo St. in Poplarville.

No shelters have been opened in Jackson or Hancock Counties. If that changes, you will find out first on WLOX News Now.

County officials report the community centers will give residents a place to go if they feel uncomfortable or unsafe in their homes. Residents will need to bring all necessary items, including food and snacks.

These are not scheduled to be overnight shelters.

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