Hurricane Preparedness Week

The sun may be shining and there are no clouds in the sky today in south Mississippi, but perfect weather does not last forever. Hurricane season begins June 1st and Governor Phil Bryant declared May 23rd-27th as Hurricane Preparedness Week, a topic south Mississippi is unfortunately used to. Mississippi Emergency Management is traveling along the Gulf Coast this week getting residents and businesses prepared for the potentially dangerous season. A few key elements to have ready are emergency kits with flashlights, batteries, nonperishable foods and evacuation routes so you know where to go in case of an emergency.

MEMA Executive Director Lee Smithson said, “We’re looking at a normal year this year for hurricanes but we think towards the latter part of the hurricane season we’re going to see some big storms that could possibly pop up and because it’s been 11 years since our last real hurricane, the law of average says we’re overdue for a storm.”

For a list of items MEMA suggests to put in your emergency kit, you can visit or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

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