There are several locations along the Gulf Coast which will serve as refuge for anyone seeking shelter from Tropical Storm Nate.
Four emergency shelters will open at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning (Sat., Oct. 7) for residents of Mobile County who do not feel safe staying in their own homes. Residents who live in areas prone to flooding or storm surges and those living in mobile homes take advantage of sheltering in a safe location. One of the shelters is a special needs medical shelter.
An evacuation shelter is open at Dauphin Island Methodist Church 302 Key Street Dauphin Island
Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the shelter.
Collins-Rhodes Elementary School 5110 St. Stephens Road Eight Mile, AL
North Mobile Middle School 1950 Salco Road Axis, AL
Theodore High School 6201 Swedetown Road Theodore, AL
The specials medical needs shelter is: Burns Middle School 6175 Girby Road Mobile, AL
Those using the medical needs shelter must have one of the following conditions: Alzheimer's Dependent on oxygen or life support – must bring Chemotherapy, Stage 4
Patients should bring: A caretaker if they have one; Medical supplies and equipment; Prescription medicines; Nonperishable dietary foods.
Residents are reminded to bring: Snacks Medicines Sleeping bags or blankets Extra clothing Lightweight folding chairs or cots Personal items including books and toys A radio with personal earphones Infant necessities Important papers, including insurance documents A valid ID Cash (secured) Cell phone (charged)
Prohibited items include: Alcoholic beverages, weapons, tobacco products and pets.
Shelters are for Mobile residents with no other option for shelter or evacuation.
There's also a pet shelter open in Mobile County. The SPCA Mobile Pet Shelter will take pets from 9 a.m. Saturday until 3 p.m. You can only bring them if you are going to a shelter yourself. It's located on Zeigler Circle West..
Be sure to bring a crate, collar, leashes, food and whatever toys they will need. The shelter will close shortly after the shelter you are staying in closes.
Baldwin County Coliseum at 9477 Fairground Road in Robertsdale is a "shelter of last resort," officials said.
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA: Pet Friendly Shelter Molino Park Elementary School 899 Highway 97
Special Needs Shelter West Florida High School Buildings 9, 25 and 26 2400 Longleaf Drive
General Population Shelters: Jim Bailey Middle School, 4110 Bauer Road Pensacola Bay Center, 201 E. Gregory Street Marie Young/Wedgewood Community Center, 6405 Wagner Road
JACKSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI: Vancleave 361: Central Jackson County Shelter 5500 Ballpark Road Vancleave, Miss. 228-826-3820
St. Martin 361: West Jackson County Shelter 13000 Walker Road St. Martin, Miss. 228-872-8615
East Central 361: East Jackson County Shelter 18413 Hwy. 613 228-588-6995
HARRISON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI:
D'Iberville High School Saucier Lizana Shelter County Farm Shelter Lobouy Rd. Shelter West Harrison High School
GEORGE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI:
Benndale Storm Shelter; 5207 Hwy. 26 Agricola Storm Shelter; 3161 Cooks Corner Rd.