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Preparations underway for active hurricane season

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This is National Hurricane Preparedness Week, and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency wants all Mississippians to be prepared for the upcoming hurricane season.

“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 1st and runs through November 30th.

Click here for MEMA’s 2020 Hurricane Preparedness Guide.

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