Sandbags available in Hancock County

BAY ST. LOUIS – As potential tropical cyclone three moves north, emergency officials in Mississippi are preparing.

The Hancock County Emergency Management Agency is asking residents living in areas prone to flooding to move everything out of their yards and into safe locations.

Emergency officials say there is the potential for two to four feet above normal tides expected.

“Please continue to monitor the weather and take precautionary actions as necessary,” EMA Director Brian T. Adam said.

The Hancock County EMA will also have self-serve sand and sandbags at locations across the county starting at noon Tuesday. Residents are asked to bring their own shovel.

If you need assistance with getting the sandbags, contact EMA at 228-225-0942 or Hancock County Central Dispatch at 228-225-9191.

Self-serve sandbags will be available at the following locations:

  1. HANCOCK COUNTY HORSE ARENA, 4184 KILN/DELISLE ROAD
  2. OLD HANCOCK COUNTY COMPLEX, 3068 LONGFELLOW DRIVE
  3. LAKESHORE COMMUNITY CENTER, 6440 LOWER BAY ROAD
  4. DIAMONDHEAD CITY HALL
  5. BAYSIDE FORE DEPARTMENT, 6215 WEST HINDS STREET
  6. WEST HANCOCK FIRE DEPARTMENT, 16006 WASHINGTON STREET

 

 

 

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