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Cold weather shelter to open, flood warning in effect Thursday
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Feb 6, 2014, 08:58

Hancock County Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Brian Adam on Thursday announced the EMA, in coordination with the Old Spanish Trail Baptist Church, will open a Cold Weather Shelter Feb. 6. The shelter will be open from 4:30 p.m. to 9 a.m. The Cold Weather Shelter will be at the Old Spanish Trail Baptist Church at 5078 HWY 90. The Old Spanish Trail Baptist Church is located 1 mile west of Walmart.
If someone needs a ride to the shelter contact Hancock County Dispatch @ 255-9191 for assistance. For more info on the shelter call Pastor Ben @ 228-671-6141.
Adam also announced a flood warning is in effect for the Pearl River area in Hancock County today.
The weather forecast and flood warning information are attached below:

TODAY
CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...
THEN CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
40S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 40 PERCENT.

TONIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
IN THE EVENING...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 30S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.


THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
LOUISIANA...MISSISSIPPI...
PEARL RIVER NEAR BOGALUSA AFFECTING ST. TAMMANY...WASHINGTON...
HANCOCK AND PEARL RIVER COUNTIES/PARISHES
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
FORECAST CRESTS ARE BASED UPON RAINFALL THAT HAS OCCURRED ALONG WITH
ANTICIPATED RAIN FOR THE NEXT 12
HOURS. ADJUSTMENTS TO THE FORECASTS
WILL BE MADE IF ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL OCCURS.
DO NOT DRIVE CARS THROUGH FLOODED AREAS. REMEMBER...TWO FEET OF
RUSHING WATER CAN CARRY AWAY MOST VEHICLES INCLUDING PICKUPS. TURN
AROUND AND DON'T DROWN.













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