Hurricane Preparedness Week Begins May 9-15, 2021

PEARL, Miss. –  Governor Tate Reeves declares Hurricane Preparedness Week for May 9-15, 2021 for the state of Mississippi. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency encourages all Mississippians to use this week to build a disaster supply kit in anticipation of the official start of hurricane season, which begins June 1.

“We saw our most active hurricane season on record in 2020. Thirty named storms formed in the Atlantic. Our message this year: The First 72 Is On You. MEMA will be there in times of need, but getting to those affected could take time due to debris and downed powerlines. All families should be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours after a storm hits until help can arrive,” says Executive Director Stephen McCraney.

MEMA will provide valuable preparedness information throughout this week. This information can be found on the MEMA website ( and the MEMA Facebook and Twitter pages and

Through the week, MEMA will share information on the following topics:

  • Sunday – Determine Your Risk
  • Monday – Know Your Evacuation Plan
  • Tuesday – Build a Disaster Kit
  • Wednesday – Insurance Check-Up
  • Thursday – Strengthen Your Home
  • Friday – Help Your Neighbor
  • Saturday – Complete a Written Plan