While Local Military Bases and Airports Close, Residents Open Doors For Prayer

Residents in Mississippi are feeling the effect of this national tragedy. Airports across the state are closed and military installations are on high alert.

Both Keesler Air Force Base and Gulfport's Seabee Base are on the highest state of alert: Fore Protection Delta. Only mission essential personnel are allowed on bases.

Governor Ronnie Musgrove says there are no immediate plans to close any state offices or schools. The Biloxi/Gulfport Airport has suspended all flights.

Local churches are opening their doors for prayer. If you are interested in joining others to pray for the victims of this attack, you may click here for times and places.

The American Red Cross is extending its blood drive. Liz Gaulke with the Red Cross said that because the organization supports national disasters, the blood donated on the coast might be needed.
If you would like to donate blood, you can go to the following locations:


  • Hancock Bank, Downtown Gulfport: Will be open until people stop coming.
  • American Red Cross-Fernwood & DeBuys Road: 1 p.m. until people stop coming


  • Keesler Federal Credit Union, Biloxi - 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • American Red Cross - Fernwood & DeBuys Rd. - 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • American Legion Post 77, Waveland - 208 Coleman Ave. 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • The Blood Center, Ocean Springs - Noon - 9 p.m.