County identifies shelters north of Coast

Harrison County Civil Defense Director Linda Rouse in coordination with the American Red Cross, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) have identified shelters open outside the state’s three coast counties.

Citizens are encouraged to seek safe shelter as far north as possible.

MDOT informs everyone that evacuation traffic has subsided on Highway 49 through Forrest County (Hattiesburg area). Motorists are encouraged to take extra precautions as strong wind and heavy rain increase.

American Red Cross Shelters outside the three coast counties are:

• Crossgates United Methodist Church, 21 Crossgates Drive, Brandon, MS

• Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3223 Poplar Springs Drive, Meridian, MS
• Moselle Memorial Baptist Church, 62 U.S. 11 South, Moselle, MS

• Family Y in Hattiesburg, Veterans Memorial Drive, Hattiesburg.

• Collins United Methodist Church, 405 Gadenia Ave., Collins.

• First Baptist Church, 77 Shelby Speights Drive, Purvis.

• First Baptist Church, 407 Main St., Greenville.

• First Baptist Church, 814 Azalea Drive, Waynesboro.

• First Baptist Church, 900 High St., Columbia.

• Gateway Baptist Campground, 100 Gateway Campground Road, Ellisville.

• First Baptist Church, 741 South Line, Grenada

• Salvation Army Camp, Hwy 12 between Tchula and Lexington

• First Baptist Church, Hwy. 27, Hazelhurst

• Hattiesburg Family Y, 3719 Memorial Dr., Hattiesburg

• The Courthouse, 46 Northtown, Jackson

• Poplar Springs U.M. Church, 3937 Poplar Springs Dr., Meridian

• First Baptist Church, 77 Shelby Speights Dr., Purvis

• First Baptist Church – Life Center, 1607 Cherry St.,


• First Baptist Church, 200 East Monticello, Brookhaven

• First Baptist Church, 125 Hwy.. 37 N., Taylorsville

• Wayne Co. High School, Hwy 184, Waynesboro

• Magnolia Baptist Chuch, 1040 Wansley Rd., Laurel

• Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Hwy. 51 S., Wesson

• Madison United Methodist, 2050 Main St., Madison

• Richland High School, Hwy. 49, Richland

• First Baptist, 302 W. Jackson St., Ridgeland

• Southside Missionary Baptist Church, 100 Nashville Ferry Rd., Columbus

• Bancorp South Center, 375 West Main St., Tupelo

• Perry Central High School, Hwy. 98 E., Runnelstown

• Smith Co. AG Complex, 131 Old Field Rd., Raleigh

• First Baptist Church, 314 Welcome St., Taylorsville

• Community Chapel Church of God, 101 Oakland Dr., Natchez

• Washington Baptist Church, 39 Old Hwy. 84, Natchez

• Bomar Ave. Baptist Church, 1825 Hwy 61 S., Vicksburg

• Trinity Baptist Church, 10700 Bluff Rd., Hernando

George County Shelters include:

• George County High School, 9284 U.S. 63 South, Lucedale.

• George County Middle School, 330 Church St., Lucedale

Pearl River County Shelters include:

• First Baptist Church of Picayune, 401 Goodyear Blvd.

• Roseland Park Elementary, 2130 U.S. 11 North, Picayune

• First Baptist Church of Poplarville, 203 S. Main St.

• Poplarville Middle School, 1375 S. Maini St.

• First Baptist Church, Goodyear Blvd., Picayune

• Poplarville Middle School, 1375 S. Main, Poplarville

• First Baptist Church, N. Main, Poplarville

Copiah County Shelters include:

• Copiah – Hopewell Baptist Church, Hwy. 27 between Georgetown and Crystal Springs

Panola County Shelters include:

• Batesville First Baptist Church, 104 Panola St., Batesville

Franklin County Shelters include:

• Siloam Baptist Church, 8031 Hwy. 98 E., Meadville

• Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 1871 Pleasant Valley Rd., Meadville

• Bude Baptist Church, Hwy. 84 W., Bude

• Praise Cathedral, 940 Hwy. 556, Meadville

Hinds County Shelters include:

• Utica United Methodist Church, 315 Main St., Utica

• Utica Baptist Church, 220 Main St., Utica

Yalobusha County Shelters include:

• First United Methodist, 603 N. Main St., Watervalley

Carroll County Shelters include:

• N. Carrolton Baptist Church, Hwy 35, Carrollton

Montgomery County Shelters include:

• First Baptist Church, 309 Summit, Winona

Pike County Shelters include:

• Church of Christ, 1111 Parklane Road, McComb

More information on shelters is available from the Harrison County Emergency Operations Center at (228) 865-4127 and (228) 865-1642.