Hattiesburg, Southern Miss brace for Hurricane Zeta


HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – Neighbors in Hattiesburg are bracing for impacts from Hurricane Zeta.

City leaders announced the 361 Shelter at 946 Sullivan Drive will be open at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday. If neighbors need transportation, they can call the city’s action line at 601-545-4500 or the Forrest County Sheriff’s Office at 601-544-7800.

The Forrest County School District also announced students will have a distance learning day on Thursday, October 29, due to the storm.

According to the Hattiesburg Public School District, all after-school activities will be completed no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday. The district will continue normal school hours on Thursday, October 29.

The University of Southern Mississippi also announces all of its locations in Hattiesburg and along the Gulf Coast will close at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday in anticipation of severe weather related to Hurricane Zeta.

Hattiesburg campus residence halls will remain open, while dining facilities will close at 3:00 p.m. Students who reside on campus may pick up to-go meals from The Fresh before 3:00 p.m.

The Hattiesburg Clinic Immediate Care, located at 104 Thornhill Drive, and Immediate Care-Petal, located at 50 Parkway Lane, Petal, will both close at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday due to the storm. All Hattiesburg Clinic locations are scheduled to operate under normal business hours, Thursday, October 29.


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