PINE BELT (WDAM) - Storm shelters in Forrest and Jones counties have opened for people needing a safe place to stay during the strong storms expected to blow through the Pine Belt today.
These shelters will remain open through the severe weather event:
- Forrest County 361 Shelter: 946 Sullivan Drive in Hattiesburg
- Jones County FEMA 361 Shelter: 1425 Ellisville Boulevard in Laurel
A tornado watch has been issued for the entire WDAM viewing area until 3 p.m.
Storms will move through the area between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., there is the chance for those storms to become severe with the potential to produce a tornado.
The WDAM First Alert Weather App is free in the Android and Apple app stores, part of the WDAM First Alert commitment to help keep you safe.