Hurricane sheltering information

The 81st Training Wing commander decides whether mission-essential personnel and/or students shelter on base or evacuate.

Only one entrance to each shelter is open.

People on basic allowance for subsistence provide their own food. Although those on meal cards receive meals-ready-to-eat, they should bring extra food.

Take non-perishable food, baby supplies, clothes and prescription medicine for three days. Take flashlights with extra batteries, first aid kit, as much water as you can carry, books, magazines, games, cards, blankets or sleeping bags, pillows, manual can opener and portable radio with batteries. Take base and coast maps, as familiar landmarks may be gone and familiar roads closed when you leave shelters or return from evacuation. Take important documents and cash.

Alcohol, electrical appliances, weapons, pets and smoking aren't allowed in shelters.

Keesler does not provide a pet shelter on base
To shelter pets off-base, call the Humane Society of South Mississippi, 863-4394. For updated information on local pet shelters, visit their website.


 An Airman from the 81st Training Group in-processes into the Allee Hall shelter during a hurricane exercise at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 29, 2022.