Forrest County, Hattiesburg declare state of emergency ahead of Zeta


HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – On Tuesday, Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker and Forrest County Board of Supervisors President David Hogan signed a statement of emergency declaration ahead of Zeta’s impacts. Declarations are signed to help accommodate relief & recovery efforts should they be needed after a storm.

Forrest County EOC Director Glen Moore said it’s important for neighbors to be prepared for the storm. Click here for safety tips from the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH).

“The main thing is just pay attention to local media, social media, Forrest County Emergency Management page on Facebook. Just kind of pay attention to what the storm is doing the forecast track could change. If it goes to the east, we should see a less impact,” said Moore.

Sandbags and face masks will be available at the following locations:

  • EOC, 4080 US Hwy 11, Hattiesburg from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and from 6:00 a.m. until on Wednesday
  • Petal Fire Station #1, 102 Fairchild Dr. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and from 8:00 a.m. until on Wednesday
  • Hattiesburg Fire Station #1, 810 Main St. from noon until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and from 8:00 a.m. until on Wednesday


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