Press Release – Recommended Volunteer Evacuation for Low-Lying Areas


For details and information concerning this release, please contact Meggan Brown, Executive Assistant to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, at 228-875-6722.

September 14, 2020- For Immediate Release


Recommended Volunteer Evacuation for
Low-Lying Areas of Ocean Springs

Ocean Springs, MS – Due to deteriorating weather conditions from Tropical Storm Sally, and the potential of significant rainfall in Ocean Springs, we are highly encouraging residents of low-lying areas to evacuate to higher ground.

At 2pm Jackson County will open 2 Emergency Centers located at 13000 Walker Rd, Ocean Springs (St. Martin) and 18413 Highway 613, Moss Point, MS (Hurley). Special Needs Shelter will open at noon today in Wiggins, located 1641 Koy Avenue.

Emergencies can happen suddenly and you may not have time to pack. Your safety is most important – grab your loved ones and get out of harm’s way! However, if you do have time to pack, please consider these tips.



  • Prescriptions and any other emergency medications
  • Extra clothing, pillows, hygiene supplies, comfort items
  • Your child’s stuffed animal, Blanket or other “lovey”
  • Your emergency kit
  • Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements
  • Important personal documents
  • 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
  • Books/games


What about pets?

If it’s not safe for you to stay home, it’s not safe for your pet either. However, to maintain a safe and healthy environment in our shelters, pets are not allowed. Please make arrangements for your pet before coming to the shelter.



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