PLEASE DO NOT SELF DEPLOY! All Volunteers (Individuals and groups) should report to the Gulf Coast Hub before DEPLOYING
The City of Gulfport has placed sand, bags, and shovels at the following locations: Orange Grove Community Center on Dedeaux Road , the Fire Station on 42nd Avenue, and at the intersection of Hewes Avenue and Glover Street. They will have staff available at these sites from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. This will continue through the week as needed and as conditions allow. The residents will need to fill the bags. staff will also help those who need assistance. They will have on call crews monitor the sand and bags after the designated times to determine if they need to bring out any additional materials. Thank you and stay safe!
ALL HARRISON COUNTY SELF-SERVE SANDBAG LOCATIONS ARE OPEN BUT YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR OWN SHOVELS AND FILL YOU OWN BAGS
Tropical Storm/Hurricane Zeta is expected to make landfall tomorrow, Wednesday evening around the MS/LA state line.
Based on current information, CTA will not operate the Sunshine Express, Beachcomber, and Downtown Dolphin tomorrow, October 28. We will run all other fixed route buses until 12:30 p.m. We plan to resume bus operations on Thursday, October 29 based on favorable road conditions.
Please continue to monitor the storm by tuning in to local news/radio stations for the most up to date information. CTA will update their information, as needed, on the CTA Facebook page and website www.coasttransit.com. Stay safe.
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) – Zeta strengthened back into a category one hurricane early Wednesday morning.
Zeta is expected to make a landfall Wednesday afternoon or evening, most likely in southeast Louisiana possibly as a category two hurricane. After that, Zeta is expected to move into coastal Mississippi. Storm surge and hurricane warnings continue for the Mississippi Coast.
The following Harrison County storm shelters will open at p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28:
15038 County Farm Road in Saucier
• Saucier Lizana Road 361 Shelter 23771 Saucier Lizana Road in Saucier
Although a mandatory evacuation has not been issued, it is highly recommended that people who live in low-lying areas or areas that are prone to flooding seek shelter on higher grounds due to the possibility of a life- threatening storm surge.
Please remember that first responders may not be able to reach your home or neighborhood during the duration of the storm, which is expected to make landfall as a strong tropical storm or a category one hurricane.
If you are uncertain if you live in a low-lying area, Harrison County has an interactive map.
Masks will be required at the shelters under the latest executive order from Gov. Tate Reeves.
Coast Transit Authority will provide transportation to and from the shelters. Please call 228-896-8080 to arrange transportation with CTA.
Here are some guidelines on what to bring and not bring to the Harrison County
• Prescriptions and any other emergency medications
• Extra clothing, pillows, hygiene supplies and other comfort items
• Your child’s stuffed animal
• Blanket or other “lovey”
• Hand sanitizer
• Foods that meet your dietary requirements
• Important personal documents
• Supplies needed for children and infants, such as diapers, formula and
• Special items for family members who are elderly or disabled
• Chargers for any electronic devices you bring with you
• Books, games and other ways to entertain your family and yourself
• Alcoholic beverages
• Illegal drugs • Weapons
What about pets?
Please make arrangements for your pet before coming to the shelter.There are some hotels in Harrison County that will accept pets.