Shelters open in the Pine Belt

Shelters open in the Pine Belt
Shelters have opened in the Pine Belt for those needing a place to get out of the cold.

PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - Shelters are opening up in Pine Belt counties as icy conditions and bitterly cold temperatures descend on the area.

Forrest and Jones counties have announced shelter openings. Lamar County’s shelter was reported ready for opening if needed.

In Wayne County, the courtroom at the sheriff’s office has been converted to a warming station for use throughout the cold spell.

A list of shelters includes:


  • Forrest County: 946 Sullivan Drive, Hattiesburg
  • Jones County: 1427 Ellisville Blvd, Laurel
  • Lamar County: 99 Industrial Row, Purvis
  • Emergency shelter at The Vine Church: 1678 Highway 13 N in Columbia

Warming station

  • Wayne County: 613 Court St., Waynesboro

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