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Hurricane Preparedness Week: MEMA Says Start Planning Now

JACKSON, MISS– Hurricane season starts June 1, and Mississippi Emergency Management Officials say proper planning now can say you additional headache after the storm. 

“We’ve seen with Katrina just how far in a storm can come,” says Greg Flynn with MEMA, “it was still considered a hurricane when it hit the Jackson Metro area from the Coast.”

Flynn says that even though this hurricane season is expected to be a slow one, the forecast should not determine your level of preparedness.

“The season doesn’t start until June first, but it has already been active with Tropical Storm Anna, which went through in early May,” says Flynn.

Having a preparedness plan in place won’t spare you from a storm, but it may keep you going strong after the storm.

“You’ll be a lot better off both physically and psychologically after the storm,” says Flynn, “you don’t want to wait until a storm is a threat to start planning and then wonder ‘well what am I going to do’?”

Wednesday News Mississippi will feature how to have an evacuation plan in the event of a hurricane.

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