VANCLEAVE, Miss. (AP) - The Jackson County Board of Supervisors will hold an open house on Feb. 7 at the new Vancleave hurricane shelter.
Supervisor John McKay tells the Mississippi Press that the open house marks the completion of three identical shelters that have been under simultaneous construction by the county since 2011.
Each of the shelters is 10,000 square feet and will be able to withstand 200 mph winds. They have self-supporting utilities and will be able to house hundreds of people.
Each shelter cost $3 million dollars with a vast majority of the funding coming from the state and federal emergency management agencies.
The other shelters are in Hurley and the St. Martin.
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