SHELTERS

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MOBILE COUNTY-   

Shelter: Opening at 3pm Tuesday at Theodore High School for residents of flood prone areas of the county.  Residents should bring snack items and bedding.


MEDICAL NEEDS SHELTER:  Opening at 3pm Tuesday  at Cranford-Burns Middle School in West Mobile (6175 Girby Road)

The Medical Needs Shelter is a shelter of LAST RESORT for patients.

Patients with certain medical conditions will be admitted on a case by case basis. Examples of these conditions include:

1. CPAP, portable ventilators needing power

2. Wound care

3. IV therapy

4. Stable oxygen, nebulizer, or sleep apnea treatment

5. Foley/supra-pubic catheter

6. Functional and access needs patients

7. Wheelchair bound requiring minimal assistance with daily living

8. Ostomies

**Each patient will be triaged and admitted on a case by case basis.

**Admittance is on a first come first serve basis due to space limitations.

In order to be admitted patients must have the following:

1. A caregiver (MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER) – patients will NOT be admitted without one.

2. Valid ID

3. Medical Supplies and medications for at least 72-96 hours

4. Food if a special diet is needed for at least 72 hours.

5. Water, hygiene supplies, anything needed on a daily basis.


MISSISSIPPI-

Hancock County

• Kiln 361, 18320 Highway 43, Kiln, MS 39556 (10 a.m. open)

Jackson County

• Central Jackson County Community Saferoom, 5500 Ballpark Road, Vancleave, MS 39565 (noon open)

Harrison County

• County Farm 361, 15035 County Farm Road, Gulfport, MS 39503 (4 p.m. open)

Forrest County

• Forrest County 361, 946 Sullivan Road, Hattiesburg, MS 39401 (4 p.m. open)

George County

• Agricola Community Shelter, 3161 Cooks Corner Road, Lucedale, MS 39452 (2 p.m. open)

• Benndale Community Shelter, 5207 Highway 26 West, Lucedale, MS 39452 (2 p.m. open)


WHAT TO BRING TO A SHELTER

Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross shelter should bring essential items for each member of the family:

 Prescriptions and emergency medications Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements Identification to show residence is in affected area and important personal documents  Extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies and other comfort items Supplies needed for children and infants, such as diapers, formula and toys 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 Note – Public health regulations do not permit pets in shelters; service animals are permitted.

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