Perry County residents urged to prepare for impact from Hurricane Sally

With weather forecasts projecting a Mississippi Gulf Coast impact from Hurricane Sally, The Perry County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to declare a State of Emergency for the county, which will enable the activation of emergency resources.

County officials and local authorities are urging residents in low-lying areas to precautions before the storm hits as emergency help may not be available during the brunt of the storm.

Perry County Emergency Management Director Colby Prine said sandbags are available for residents to utilize during Hurricane Sally. Sandbags are self-serve and are available at the following locations in the county:

New Augusta Fire Department, 304 Willow Street, New Augusta; District 4 County Barn, 45 Arlington Road, Beaumont; Runnelstown Baseball Field, 9214 Hwy. 42, Petal.

“Flash flooding as well as moderate to major river flooding is to be expected over the next three days,” Prine said. “Please prepare now if you are located in or near low-lying, flood prone areas.”

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