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☷ Jackson County Mississippi - Hurricane Season Begins June 1st 01 June 2022★★★ ( news )
Jackson County , state Mississippi ( By Press Release office)
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Here ' s some basic info to get you started planning for hurricane season . Please use the links at the bottom to access information about emergency preparedness , evacuation routes , and emergency contact phone numbers .
Before: Plan and prepare
There are several ways to prepare beforehand . All families and households should take safety steps , such as creating an evacuation plan , building an emergency kit and putting copies of important documents in a safe place . In years past , when storms make landfall , many people rush to purchase gas , groceries , medication and other supplies . But don’t wait until there is an emergency . Think about all the essentials you , your family and your pets will need . Then , stock up on food , water , flashlights and batteries now . Consider what items you will need if the power goes out in your neighborhood or if you are advised to evacuate .
During: Don’t wait – evacuate
Being prepared for what to do during a hurricane is crucial . Having an evacuation plan laid out ahead of time means that you’ll know exactly what to do if or when a hurricane hits . Know where to go and how to get there . Avoid any flooded roads or bridges . Furthermore , you and your loved ones should establish a meeting place in case you are not together when the storm lands . Do your best to remain calm , even if some unknowns arise . Remind yourself during a storm that hurricane season happens every year in Jackson County . Your Jackson County emergency management along with other
local community officials
will work to ensure that you and your families are safe .
After: Stay vigilant
Once officials declare that it is safe for residents to return to their homes , it is still important to be equipped with information about what to do and what not to do . For example , stay informed about the local community response plan and stay alert for extended rainfall that could cause additional flooding . Do not wade into flood waters , which could contain dangerous debris like broken glass , sewage and downed powerlines . Take photos of any damage to your home and belongings for insurance purposes and do not use any electrical equipment if it is wet or if you’re standing in water . Remember to wear protective clothing , including rubber gloves and boots , and be cautious when cleaning up . It’s equally important to note that you should not use water that could be contaminated to wash dishes , brush teeth , prepare food or make ice .
After a storm , residents are encouraged to contact their insurance provider if there is any damage and file a claim . Residents should report damage to their local Emergency Management Office as soon as possible . They can do so by using the
MEMA Crisis Track self - reporting tool
. This information - gathering platform allows local officials to determine the amount of damage within a community . More information reported will result in faster declarations of emergency for the affected areas .
2022 MEMA Disaster Guide
2022 MDOT Hurricane Evacuation Guide
If you need specific information on preparing for hurricane season , please contact your Jackson County EMA Coordinator , Chad Brownlow , by phone at 228 - 762 - 3111 or by email to chad_brownlow@co . jackson . ms . us
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