UPDATED: Sandbags available as tropical storm moves toward Mississippi

Jackson County declares a state of emergency

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - With the three coastal counties now under a Tropical Storm Warning, county leaders are encouraging residents who live in low-lying areas to prepare for flooding.

Harrison County is offering self-serve sandbags at the following locations:

  • Long Beach Harbor
  • Long Beach Public Works Center
  • Pass Christian Public Works (200 W. North St.)
  • Courthouse Road Pier Parking Lot (Gulfport)
  • Harrison County Road Department (10076 Lorraine Road, Gulfport)
  • Harrison County District One Work Center (10085 Doris Deno/Rodriguez St., D'Iberville)
  • Under I-110 by the D'Iberville Marina
  • Biloxi Fire Station #9 (9370 Oaklawn Road, Biloxi)
  • Popp Ferry Soccer Fields (2150 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi)
  • Orange Grove Community Center (Dedeaux Road, Gulfport)
  • Gulfport Fire Station (42nd Ave, Gulfport)
  • Gulfport at the intersection of Hewes Avenue and Glover Street
  • District 2 Work Center (8300 34th Ave, Gulfport)
  • Harrison County District 5 Work Center (Old Woolmarket Road, Biloxi)

Hancock County locations will be available starting at 2:00 Monday:

  • Hancock County Horse Arena (4184 Kiln/Delisle Road)
  • Old Hancock County Complex (3068 Longfellow Drive)
  • Lakeshore Community Center (6440 Lower Bay Road)
  • Bayside Park Fire Department (6218 West Hines)
  • West Hancock Fire Department (16006 Washington Street)
  • Diamondhead City Hall (5000 Diamondhead Circle)

Jackson County is offering self-serve sandbags at the following locations:

  • Behind Gautier City Hall (3330 Hwy 90)
  • Ocean Springs Public Works (712 Pine Drive)
  • Jackson County Fairgrounds Barn, Pascagoula
  • Central Fire Station, Moss Point (4204 Bellview Street)
  • West Division Roads Dept, Ocean Springs (Hwy 609)
  • East Division Roads Dept, Moss Point (Hwy 63)
  • Central Division Roads Dept, Vancleave (8500 Jim Ramsey Road)
  • St. Andrews Fire Dept. (1401 Elm Street)
  • Escatawpa VFD, Moss Point (3801 Sentinel Drive)

Anyone wanting to fill bags of sand should bring their own shovels. WLOX will update this story as new sites are added.

As of Monday morning, forecasters believe the system off the south tip of Florida will target the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  That would bring with it the high potential for heavy rain along the Gulf Coast as soon as Tuesday night into the day on Wednesday.

A great way to stay on top of the tropics is with the WLOX Weather App. You can get the latest alerts from our weather center as the WLOX First Alert Weather Team analyzes tropical developments that could impact our area. Keep up with the local weather and download or update your WLOX Weather App today.

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