PEARL, Miss. (WTVA/Press Release) - Gov. Phil Bryant has decleared May 7 through May 11 as Hurricane Preparedness Week in Mississippi.
This is to ensure residents are prepared for the upcoming tropical weather season, says Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.
This comes after 2017 saw devastating hurricanes across the South. This year also marks the 13-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which hit the Mississippi coast on August 29, 2005.
“Hurricane Nate reminded us that Mississippians can be in the bullseye of a tropical system at any point during hurricane season,” said Gov. Bryant. “With continued preparation and coordination, my goal will always be to save lives and improve our state’s ability to withstand the impact of tropical systems.”
The Atlantic Hurricane Season officially starts June 1 and runs through November 30.
Throughout the week, MEMA will focus on the following preparedness tips:
Tuesday – Family Emergency Plan
Wednesday – Flood Insurance and Financial Planning
Thursday – Pet Preparedness
Friday – Social Media
MEMA and various state agencies are also hosting its annual Partners in Preparedness Summit at the Imperial Palace Casino and Resort this week, May 7-11. The Summit will end with the Hurricane Season Press Conference, which will be held on Thursday, May 10th at 12:30PM in Studio A of the Imperial Palace.
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