SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - 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.
- 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
- 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