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The Sun Herald will produce an Extra Edition on Wednesday that will be delivered free of charge to hurricane shelters across the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We will leave sufficient copies so that anyone who would wish to receive a copy may drop by the shelter nearest to them to get theirs.

Due to the approach of Hurricane Ivan, normal home delivery will not be possible.

As soon as it is possible, we will resume our regular schedule of publication, but obviously that will be impacted by the storm.

Every day that we are unable to produce and deliver a paper to subscribers we intend to produce papers that will be delivered to storm shelters. We have in place a number of contingency plans to continue publication should our printing facilities be impaired.

-- The Editors

Eye on Ivan

A South Mississippi hurricane journal

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Traffic subsiding; list of shelters 

Here's a substantially longer list of shelters outside the three coastal counties. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Mississippi Department of Transportation have identified these locations to Harrison County Civil Defense for travelers to use upstate.

MDOT informs everyone that evacuation traffic has subsided on Highway 49 through Forrest County (Hattiesburg area). Motorists are encouraged to take extra precautions as strong wind and heavy rain increase.

American Red Cross Shelters outside the three coast counties are:
· Crossgates United Methodist Church, 21 Crossgates Drive, Brandon, MS
· Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3223 Poplar Springs Drive, Meridian, MS
· Moselle Memorial Baptist Church, 62 U.S. 11 South, Moselle, MS
· Family Y in Hattiesburg, Veterans Memorial Drive, Hattiesburg.
· Collins United Methodist Church, 405 Gadenia Ave., Collins.
· First Baptist Church, 77 Shelby Speights Drive, Purvis.
· First Baptist Church, 407 Main St., Greenville.
· First Baptist Church, 814 Azalea Drive, Waynesboro.
· First Baptist Church, 900 High St., Columbia.
· Gateway Baptist Campground, 100 Gateway Campground Road, Ellisville.
· First Baptist Church, 741 South Line, Grenada
· Salvation Army Camp, Hwy 12 between Tchula and Lexington
· First Baptist Church, Hwy. 27, Hazelhurst
· Hattiesburg Family Y, 3719 Memorial Dr., Hattiesburg
· The Courthouse, 46 Northtown, Jackson
· Poplar Springs U.M. Church, 3937 Poplar Springs Dr., Meridian
· First Baptist Church, 77 Shelby Speights Dr., Purvis
· First Baptist Church - Life Center, 1607 Cherry St., Vicksburg
· First Baptist Church, 200 East Monticello, Brookhaven
· First Baptist Church, 125 Hwy.. 37 N., Taylorsville
· Wayne Co. High School, Hwy 184, Waynesboro
· Magnolia Baptist Chuch, 1040 Wansley Rd., Laurel
· Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Hwy. 51 S., Wesson
· Madison United Methodist, 2050 Main St., Madison
· Richland High School, Hwy. 49, Richland
· First Baptist, 302 W. Jackson St., Ridgeland
· Southside Missionary Baptist Church, 100 Nashville Ferry Rd., Columbus
· Bancorp South Center, 375 West Main St., Tupelo
· Perry Central High School, Hwy. 98 E., Runnelstown
· Smith Co. AG Complex, 131 Old Field Rd., Raleigh
· First Baptist Church, 314 Welcome St., Taylorsville
· Community Chapel Church of God, 101 Oakland Dr., Natchez
· Washington Baptist Church, 39 Old Hwy. 84, Natchez
· Bomar Ave. Baptist Church, 1825 Hwy 61 S., Vicksburg
· Trinity Baptist Church, 10700 Bluff Rd., Hernando
George County Shelters include:
· George County High School, 9284 U.S. 63 South, Lucedale.
· George County Middle School, 330 Church St., Lucedale
Pearl River County Shelters include:
· First Baptist Church of Picayune, 401 Goodyear Blvd.
· Roseland Park Elementary, 2130 U.S. 11 North, Picayune
· First Baptist Church of Poplarville, 203 S. Main St.
· Poplarville Middle School, 1375 S. Maini St.
· First Baptist Church, Goodyear Blvd., Picayune
· Poplarville Middle School, 1375 S. Main, Poplarville
· First Baptist Church, N. Main, Poplarville
Copiah County Shelters include:
· Copiah - Hopewell Baptist Church, Hwy. 27 between Georgetown and Crystal Springs
Panola County Shelters include:
· Batesville First Baptist Church, 104 Panola St., Batesville
Franklin County Shelters include:
· Siloam Baptist Church, 8031 Hwy. 98 E., Meadville
· Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 1871 Pleasant Valley Rd., Meadville
· Bude Baptist Church, Hwy. 84 W., Bude
· Praise Cathedral, 940 Hwy. 556, Meadville
Hinds County Shelters include:
· Utica United Methodist Church, 315 Main St., Utica
· Utica Baptist Church, 220 Main St., Utica
Yalobusha County Shelters include:
· First United Methodist, 603 N. Main St., Watervalley
Carroll County Shelters include:
· N. Carrolton Baptist Church, Hwy 35, Carrollton
Montgomery County Shelters include:
· First Baptist Church, 309 Summit, Winona
Pike County Shelters include:
· Church of Christ, 1111 Parklane Road, McComb

More information on shelters is available from the Harrison County Emergency Operations Center at (228) 865-4127 and (228) 865-1642.

Don Hammack

Don Hammack is a staff writer for the Sun Herald. He can be reached at or
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