Gov. Tate Reeves declared October 19-23, 2020, as Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) reminds residents of the free resources offered to ensure everyone stays safe during severe weather. “Severe weather is nothing new for Mississippians. This year alone residents throughout the state have battled tornadoes, tropical systems, flash flooding and more,” said Melinda McGrath, P.E., MDOT Executive Director. “MDO
HATTIESBURG, MISS. – As the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast prepares for two tropical systems heading toward the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) urges residents to get a plan in place before a hurricane threatens. “Katrina is a hurricane Mississippi will never forget. It serves as a reminder of why it’s so important to have your evacuation plan in place before a tropical storm threatens,” sai
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) team up to promote hurricane preparedness by urging residents to get a plan in place before a hurricane threatens.
The peak of hurricane season begins mid-August and ends late October. Ten named storms have already formed since the beginning of the 2020 season, including Hurricane Cristobal which impacted south Mississippi. Hurricanes can be unpredictable, and that’s why
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) offers multiple resources to help Mississippi residents prepare for a hurricane to ensure everyone is ready before a tropical system threatens.
To help residents prepare their evacuation plans, MDOT provides free resources including the MDOT Traffic mobile app, a hurricane evacuation kit checklist and the 2020 MDOT Hurricane Evacuation Guide in English, Spanish or Vietnamese.
The Hurricane Evacuation Guide features informati