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Sandbags available in Jackson Co, Hancock Co

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South Mississippi is bracing for a round of heavy rain over the next couple of days, and with that rain comes the possibility of flooding in some areas.

There are reports that some places in South Mississippi could see as much as 11 inches of rain through Saturday evening.

Emergency management agencies in Jackson County and Hancock County have set up locations where residents can fill sandbags to counter flooding conditions. Bags will be provided, but residents will have to bring their own shovels to scoop the sand.

The locations in Jackson County will open to the public at 11 a.m., and the locations in Hancock County will open at noon.

Jackson County

  • Central Division Roads Department

          8500 Jim Ramsey Road in Vancleave

  • East Division Roads Department

          10825 Highway 63 in Moss Point

  • Gulf Park/St. Andrews Fire Department

          1401 Elm St. in Ocean Springs

  • West Division Roads Department

          N. Washington Ave. (Highway 609) in Ocean Springs

  • Forts Lake Fire Department

          10701 Forts Lake Rd. in Moss Point

Hancock County

  • Lakeshore Community Center

          6440 Lower Bay Rd. in Bay St. Louis

  • County Complex

          3068 Long Fellow Dr. in Bay St. Louis

  • Hancock County Horse Arena

          4184 Kiln Delisle Rd. in Kiln

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