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Gov. Bryant declares Hurricane Preparedness week in Mississippi

This is hurricane preparedness week in Mississippi; Source: Facebook for MEMA This is hurricane preparedness week in Mississippi; Source: Facebook for MEMA
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Governor Phil Bryant declared May 7-May 11 hurricane preparedness week in Mississippi. 

He wants to make sure residents are prepared for the upcoming tropical weather season. 

Gov. Bryant stated, “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 Mississippi Emergency Management Agency will provide preparedness information throughout the week on its website and on social media.

“Because of the excellent preparedness of our residents, state and local partners, there were no deaths nor injuries due to the Hurricane Nate”, said MEMA Executive Director Lee Smithson. “We cannot allow complacency to set in. Now is the time to prepare for another potentially active hurricane season.  Remember, it only takes one to change your life forever.”

Hurricane Season in the Atlantic 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 12:30 p.m. in Studio A of the Imperial Palace.

You can download the 2018 MEMA Hurricane Preparedness Guide by clicking HERE. You can also get updates on MEMA's Facebook and Twitter (@msema)

If you search “Mississippi EMA” in the iTunes or Google Play store, you can find their app.

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