Hurricanes

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Use these tips to update your hurricane preparedness plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hurricane season officially runs from June 1 to Nov. 30 each year. Homeowners, renters and business owners throughout Mississippi should prepare for the threat of hurricanes. For  detailed information, please read our Hurricane Preparedness Guide by clicking on this link: Hurricane Preparedness 2016
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If a hurricane threatens your area, you should:

  • Listen to the radio or TV for information.
  • Secure your home, close storm shutters or board up your windows, secure outdoor objects or bring them indoors.
  • Turn off utilities if instructed to do so. Otherwise, turn the refrigerator thermostat to its coldest setting and keep its doors closed.
  • Turn off propane tanks.
  • Avoid using the phone except for serious emergencies.
  • Move your boat if time permits.
  • Ensure a supply of water for sanitary purposes such as cleaning and flushing toilets. Fill the bathtub and other large containers with water.

You should evacuate under these conditions:

  • If you are directed by local authorities to do so, be sure to follow their instructions.
  • If you live in a mobile home or temporary structure, such shelters are particularly hazardous during hurricanes no matter how well-fastened to the ground.
  • If you live in a high-rise building, hurricane winds are stronger at higher elevations.
  • If you live on the coast, in a floodplain, near a river or on an inland waterway.
  • If you think you are in danger.

For specific information on how citizens and businesses can better prepare for the hurricane season, click here.

Hurricane Surge Mapping:

The following maps show hurricane surge potential for all three coastal counties.

Hancock County Hurricane Surge Mapping:

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Hancock County 3
Hancock County 4

Harrison County Hurricane Surge Mapping:

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Harrison County 3

Jackson County Hurricane Surge Mapping:

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