2020 National Hurricane Preparedness Week


(NOAA via AP)

PEARL, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said Sunday, May 3, marks the beginning of National Hurricane Preparedness Week.

“Preparation is critical, especially since we are expecting an above-average season this year. With water temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico at record highs we could potentially experience dangerous
hurricanes in the 2020 hurricane season.

With the added challenges of COVID-19, MEMA is addressing necessary considerations for response operations, sheltering and evacuation plans,” says MEMA
Executive Director Greg Michel.

There were 18 named storms during last year’s Atlantic hurricane season and five of those storms
formed in the Gulf of Mexico. The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins June 1 and runs through November 30.

Throughout the week, MEMA will provide valuable preparedness
information on the following topics:
Sunday – Determining Your Risk
Monday – Developing an Evacuation Plan
Tuesday – Disaster Supplies
Wednesday – Insurance Check-Ups
Thursday – Strengthening Your Home
Friday – Helping Your Neighbor
Saturday – Completing a Written Plan

This information can be found on Facebook and Twitter pages.

MEMA also has a Hurricane Preparedness Guide for 2020 on its website.

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