Listen For 3 To 5 Minute Siren Signal

People who live, work, visit and go to school within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) will be notified by sirens, tone-alert receivers and/or information broadcasts on radio or television. The Coast Guard and state officials will alert boaters and traffic on waterways.

REMEMBER, hearing a siren or tone-alert does NOT mean evacuate. It simply means TURN ON YOUR RADIO and listen for instructions. The radio stations listed on this page or your NOAA weather radio will give the most up-to-date information on what to do.

If Ordered To Shelter In Place

Remain in your home. Close all doors and windows. Turn off all outside sources of air (attic or window fans). Turn heating or air condition unit to “recirc” or “vent closed.” Close fireplaces. Use the phone only during a personal emergency. Stay tuned to local radio stations.

If Ordered To Evacuate

Bring these items with you if needed:

    • Clothing
    • Medicines
    • Baby Supplies
    • Blankets
    • Pillows
    • Sanitary Supplies
    • Portable Radio
    • Flashlight
    • First Aid Kit
    • Batteries

Download Checklist

Check these:

1) Turn off appliances (except refrigerators and freezers) and faucets.
2) Close all blinds, curtains.
3) Check your home for security.
4) Lock the doors.
5) Tie a white cloth on or near the front door to show that you have left.
6) Check with your neighbor to see if they are able to leave.
7) Place a note on your dashboard so you can be identified by emergency workers. Click here to download an example sign. If you do not have a printer to print the example sign, please create a similar sign and place it on your dashboard.

Online Evacuation Map

Download Evacuation Map

Additional Information

Handicapped - Call your local civil defense/emergency preparedness office for help.

Students - If school is in session, children will be taken to a safe area and cared for until the parent/guardian arrives. Their safety is first and foremost. Please do not go to schools to pick up children.

Some children must spend time by themselves. Their parents must work or tend to other duties. If you are one of these parents, please speak with your children about the proper emergency response in the event of an incident at the nuclear station. Then, if you are away, your children will know what to do until you return.

Monitor And Prepare

A type of precautionary action intended to advise the public within the EPZ that a serious emergency at the nuclear power plant exists. Persons directed to monitor and prepare should monitor their media information source and prepare for the possibility of evacuation, sheltering in place, or other protective actions. If an evacuation is underway, individuals who are not involved in the evacuation should remain off evacuation path roadways to allow for those who are instructed to evacuate to do so.

Expectations for those under a “monitor and prepare” instruction include:

  • Reunite with family members
  • Monitor information channels
  • Prepare for the possibility of evacuation
  • Keep off the evacuation path roadways, until instructed to evacuate

Zones And Reception Centers

NOTE: Personnel will be in place at each reception center host city to direct evacuees to their designated reception centers. 

STATE AREA LOCATION PRIMARY EVACUATION ROUTES RECEPTION CENTER
Claiborne County, Mississippi 1 Between Big Black River and Bayou Pierre west of Old Grand Gulf Road U.S. Highway 61 north to Vicksburg
(Warren County)
Sherman Avenue Elementary School
Vicksburg, MS
Claiborne County, Mississippi 2a Between Big Black River and Bayou Pierre west of Hwy. 61 to Old Grand Gulf Road U.S. Highway 61 north or Mississippi Route 462 east to Vicksburg (Warren County) Sherman Avenue Elementary School
Vicksburg, MS
Claiborne County, Mississippi 2b Between Big Black River and Bayou Pierre, east of Hwy. 61 U.S. Highway 61 north or Mississippi Route 462 east to Vicksburg
(Warren County)
Sherman Avenue Elementary School
Vicksburg, MS
Claiborne County, Mississippi 3a Between Bayou Pierre and Little Bayou Pierre, west of Natchez Trace Parkway Mississippi Highway 18 east to Utica (Hinds County) Hinds Community College Utica Campus
Utica, MS
Claiborne County, Mississippi 3b Between Bayou Pierre and Little Bayou Pierre, east of Natchez Trace Parkway Mississippi Highway 18 east to Utica (Hinds County) Hinds Community College Utica Campus
Utica, MS
Claiborne County, Mississippi 4a Between Little Bayou Pierre and Widows Creek south and
east of Bayou Pierre to Natchez Trace Parkway, including Port Gibson
Mississippi Route 547 south to
Mississippi Highway 28 east to Hazlehurst (Copiah County). Take I 55 N to the Gallman Exit.
Bear right onto W Gallman Rd. Turn immediately to the left onto Epps Ln. Continue to the Safe Room
Joe L Johnson Safe Room
100 Epps Lane
Hazlehurst, MS
Claiborne County, Mississippi 4b Between Little Bayou Pierre, south and east of Natchez Trace Parkway and north of Gordon Station Road Mississippi Route 547 south to Mississippi Highway 28 east to Hazlehurst (Copiah County). Take I 55 N to the Gallman Exit. Bear right onto W Gallman Rd. Turn immediately to the left onto Epps Ln. Continue to the Safe Room Joe L Johnson Safe Room
100 Epps Lane
Hazlehurst, MS
Claiborne County, Mississippi 5a Between Bayou Pierre and Russum- Westside Road east to Widows Creek Mississippi Route 552 east to
U.S. Highway 61 south to Natchez (Adams County)
Natchez High School Natchez, MS
Claiborne County, Mississippi 5b South of Russum- Westside Road from Ferry Road east to Gordon Station Road Mississippi Route 552 east to
U.S. Highway 61 south to Natchez (Adams County)
Natchez High School Natchez, MS
Claiborne County, Mississippi 6 Alcorn State University Mississippi Route 552 east to
U.S. Highway 61 south to Natchez (Adams County)
Natchez High School Natchez, MS
Claiborne County, Mississippi 7 North of Big Black River and east of Mississippi River U.S. Highway 61 north to Vicksburg (Warren County) Sherman Avenue Elementary School
Vicksburg, MS
Tensas Parish, Louisiana

8

East Bank of Lake St. Joseph and east of Newellton, including Point Pleasant

Louisiana Route 608 north, to Louisiana 605 north at Balmoral to U.S. Highway 65 north at Somerset to Tallulah, LA

Richmond Civic Center Tallulah, LA

West Bank of Lake St. Joseph

Louisiana Route 608 west, to Louisiana Route 605 north to Balmoral, continue on Louisiana Route 605 north to U.S. Highway 65 north at Somerset, to Tallulah, LA

Richmond Civic Center Tallulah, LA

Tensas Parish, Louisiana

9

East of U.S. Highway 65

Louisiana Route 608 west, to Louisiana Route 605 north to Balmoral, to U.S. Highway 65 north at Somerset, to Tallulah, LA

Richmond Civic Center Tallulah, LA

West of Louisiana Route 605, including Newellton

West to U.S. Highway 65 north, to Tallulah, LA

Richmond Civic Center Tallulah, LA

East of Louisiana Route 605, including Newellton

Louisiana Route 887 west, to Louisiana Route 605 north to Balmoral, continue on Louisiana Route 605 north to U.S. Highway 65 north at Somerset, to Tallulah, LA

Richmond Civic Center Tallulah, LA

Tensas Parish, Louisiana

10

Outside of Lake Bruin

Louisiana Route 604 north, to Louisiana Route 605 west, to U.S. Highway 65 south to Ferriday, LA

Ferriday High School Ferriday, LA

Inside of Lake Bruin

Louisiana Route 606 south to Louisiana Route 604 south, to Louisiana Route 605 south, to Louisiana Route 128 west to U.S. Highway 65 south, to Ferriday, LA

Ferriday High School Ferriday, LA

Tensas Parish, Louisiana

11

Outside of Lake Bruin

Louisiana Route 605 north, to Louisiana Route 605 west, to U.S. Highway 65 south, to Ferriday, LA

Ferriday High School Ferriday, LA

St. Joseph Area

Louisiana Route 128 west to U.S. Highway 65 south, to Ferriday, LA

Ferriday High School Ferriday, LA

Tensas Parish, Louisiana

12

North of and inside Yucatan Lake

Levee Road to Louisiana Route 608, to Louisiana Route 605 north, to U.S. Highway 65 north, to Tallulah, LA

Richmond Civic Center Tallulah, LA

South of Yucatan Lake, including Lake Lakanardia

Levee Road to Louisiana Route 604 north, to Louisiana Route 605 west, to U.S. Highway 65 south, to Ferriday, LA

 

Ferriday High School Ferriday, LA


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