CTA To Help Residents Evacuate During Future Storms

People in Harrison County who want to get to shelters with their families and pets, but don't have transportation, can turn to the Coast Transit Authority. CTA officials say they will use their buses to help with hurricane evacuation.

Director Kevin Coggin says people will be picked up from 10 designated areas in the county. Drivers will take evacuees to either a MEMA site where they'll then be transported to Jackson, or to a local shelter.

"We're very fortunate to have the staff, the experience and the equipment to be able to serve the county in this way and we're pleased to do that. And we think we're the best equipped organization to handle it because of the special needs that people may have," Coggin said.

Coggin says CTA will also transport the dogs, cats, and birds of people who are evacuating. All pets must be in cages and must be attended at all times. To register, call (228) 896-8080.