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Jackson County, Miss., recommends voluntary evacuation due to Nate

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JACKSON COUNTY, MISS. (WALA) -

The Jackson County Office of Emergency Services is strongly recommending a voluntary evacuation for all residents living in low-lying flood prone areas near any waterways, bayous, creeks, and drainages due to storm surge potential of 3-9 feet, or greater, above ground level in certain areas close to beach fronts and any inland waterways. This evacuation will be effective at 8 a.m. Saturday. 
 
Also, the Jackson County American Red Cross 361 Emergency Shelters will be opening at 8 a.m. Saturday. Residents going to a shelter should bring medication, pillow change of clothes, snacks and all necessary personal essentials.  The Red Cross website www.redcross.org provides information about shelter guidelines, hurricane preparation, and a downloadable hurricane app. 


Jackson County Emergency Shelters
 
Vancleave 361
          Central Jackson County Shelter
          5500 Ballpark Road
          Vancleave, MS 
          Phone: 228-826-3820
 
St. Martin 361
          West Jackson County Shelter
          13000 Walker Road
          St. Martin, MS 
          Phone: 228-872-8615
 
East Central 361
          East Jackson County Shelter
          18413 Hwy. 613
          Hurley, MS 
          Phone:  228-588-6995

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