Severe weather shelters open in the Pine Belt

Severe weather shelters open in the Pine Belt
The FEMA 361 Safe Room

PINE BELT - With severe weather threatening the Pine Belt, storm shelters across the area are being activated to house residents that could be in harms way.

The Forrest County Storm Shelter will open at 3 p.m. for those who need it.

The 10,000-square foot. facility is adjacent to the James Lynn Cartlidge Multi-Purpose Center.

Lamar County's storm shelter is on stand-by and will be opened if needed.

Jones County Emergency Management Director Marda Tullous said the Jones County shelter will also open.

Jones County will activate the county storm shelter at 3:00 p.m. for folks wishing to seek shelter. The storm shelter is in Laurel at 1425 Ellisville Blvd.

For valuable information from The WDAM First Alert Weather team on what you need to know before the storm, click here