Pine Belt counties provide sandbags for potential flooding

Pine Belt counties provide sandbags for potential flooding

PINE BELT (WDAM) - As flash flood watches go into effect for the majority of Pine Belt counties, emergency management agencies are helping residents prepare for potential flood dangers.

The following areas in WDAM's viewing area are under flash flood watches beginning at 1 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday: Forrest, Lamar, Wayne, Jones, Jefferson Davis, Perry, Marion, and Covington.

Emergency management officials in the following locations said they will give out sandbags to residents to use during the flash flood watch.

  • LAMAR COUNTY:        
    • 196 Central Industrial Row, Purvis, MS 39367
    • 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Providing sandbags only 
  • MARION COUNTY:        
    • 502 Courthouse Square, Columbia, MS 39429
    • 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
    • Providing bags and sand 
    • 502 S. Arrington Ave. Collins, MS 39428
    • 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
    • Providing sandbags only
  • WAYNE COUNTY:          
    • 615 Court St. Waynesboro, MS 39428
    • All day, but officials prefer you pick up during daylight hours 
    • Providing sandbags with potential help from Public Works
  • JONES COUNTY:      
    • 22 Mason St. Laurel, MS
    • Providing sandbags only

Those counties not listed above are either not providing sandbags, or are waiting for more developments during the storm to order them.

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