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Storm shelters open in Mississippi

Storm Shelters are open in George County forward of extreme climate from Hurricane Ida, George County officers saidSunday morning.

The shelters will stay open at some point of the storm at:

  • Agricola Storm Shelter (3161 Cooks Nook Highway)
  • Benndale Storm Shelter (5207 Hwy. 26 W)

“We have already got residents staying contained in the shelters,” George County EMA Director John Glass stated for a information launch. “These shelters are for any county resident who feels they want a protected place to trip out this extreme climate.”

Glass can be encouraging residents and enterprise homeowners to complete outside storm preparations now and begin heading to a protected construction for the storm. Driving and roadway circumstances will proceed to deteriorate for the remainder of the afternoon and night. 

The county on Sunday morning was underneath a tropical storm warning, twister watch and a flash flood watch.

“Flash flooding on roads and low mendacity areas is considered one of our largest considerations with 6 to eight inches of rain within the forecast. We additionally have to be careful for tropical storm power winds of 55+ mph as this technique pushes by our space,” Glass stated.

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