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"Katrina, the worst natural disaster in American history, taught many lessons.  One of them is that even with all the information and assistance that is available, there really is no substitute for awareness and self-help, especially in the days before a hurricane is predicted to hit."        --Governor Haley Barbour


Hurricane season officially runs from June 1 to November 30 each year. This page is designed as a resource database for homeowners and businesses seeking important tips and information on how to prepare for hurricane season as well as other severe weather systems.


In the News

Press Release: Governor Barbour declares May 26 - 30 Hurricane Preparedness Week

*Click here to read the full text of the Governor's proclamation.


Press Release: MEMA urges residents to develop a family disaster plan


Press Release: MEMA urges businesses to prepare for 2008 hurricane season


On the Web

Disaster Preparedness: Hurricanes

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency


A Guide to Preparing for Hurricanes

Federal Emergency Management Agency


National Hurricane Center

The National Weather Service


Hurricane Preparedness

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration