Emergency Shelter List


This emergency shelter list is for preparation for hurricane season – running from June to November – also is applicable to many other unexpected emergencies. The key to any emergency situation is having an organized plan in advance.

Jackson County Red Cross Office: (228) 762-2455
Jackson County Emergency Management: (228) 769-3111
Ocean Springs Emergency Management: (228) 818-4438

There are 3 primary FEMA 361 shelters in Jackson County. Individual shelters will be opened according to needs and circumstances, and announcements will be made accordingly. The maximum capacity for each shelter is 375.

FEMA 361 Shelters in Jackson County, Mississippi
East Jackson County
18413 Highway 613
Hurley, MS 39555

Central Jackson County
5500 Ballpark Road
Vancleave, MS 39565

West Jackson County
13000 Walker Road
Ocean Springs, MS 39564


Shelter Transportation will be available 36-30 hours before landfall.

Please contact the Jackson County Animal Shelter (228) 497-6350 for information about sheltering pets. Their address is 4400 Audubon Dr Gautier, MS 39553.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1800, Ocean Springs, MS 39566-1800
Delivery Address: 1018 Porter Avenue, Ocean Springs, MS 39564