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
**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.
• Kiln 361, 18320 Highway 43, Kiln, MS 39556 (10 a.m. open)
• Central Jackson County Community Saferoom, 5500 Ballpark Road, Vancleave, MS 39565 (noon open)
• County Farm 361, 15035 County Farm Road, Gulfport, MS 39503 (4 p.m. open)
• Forrest County 361, 946 Sullivan Road, Hattiesburg, MS 39401 (4 p.m. open)
• 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.