Where to find sandbags (Updated 11 a.m.)

Sandbags are available now in Harrison County,Hancock County and Jackson counties.

In Harrison County, residents in low-lying areas who want to protect their homes and businesses can get sandbags at the following locations:

-- Lorraine Road Work Center

-- Long Beach Work Center on Seal Avenue

-- Pass Christian City Barn on West North Street

-- D’Iberville Farmer’s Market Pavillion on Automall Parkway

In Hancock County, emergency management officials are making sand and bags available for residents of low-lying areas. Residents are urged to bring their own shovels if possible, said Deputy Director John Albert Evans. Evans said senior citizens or residents who need assistance can call 466-8320.

Hancock County locations for sand are:

-- Diamondhead East Recreation Department

-- The old Bay St. Louis government complex, 3068 Longfellow Drive

-- Bayside Fire Department, 6218 West Hinds Street

-- South Road Barn, 6824 Lowerbay Road, Lakeshore

-- West Hancock Fire Department, 16006 Washington St., Pearlington

-- Hancock County Arena, 4184 Kiln-Delisle Road, Kiln

In Jackson County, Supervisors declared a state of emergency and are making sandbags available, self-serve, in the following locations:

-- East Road Department on Mississippi 63 in Escatawpa

-- West Road Department on North Washington Avenue in St. Martin

-- Central Road Department on 8500 Jim Ramsey Road in Vancleave

-- Fontainebleau Fire Department on Mississippi 57

-- St. Andrews Fire Department on Elm Street

-- Forts Lake Fire Department on Forts Lake Road updates this story as information becomes available.