The Mississippi Department of Transportation provides MDOT Traffic mobile app, a hurricane evacuation kit checklist and the 2021 MDOT Hurricane Evacuation Guide in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
The MDOT Hurricane Evacuation Guide features information to assist in developing a preparedness plan such as evacuation routes, contraflow information, radio coverage areas through Mississippi Public Broadcasting and important contact information for the Mississippi Highway Patrol, American Red Cross, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and bordering state DOTs and highway patrols. Vital information on shelters, pet care, lodging and travel resources are included.
The hurricane evacuation checklist provides a list of recommended items to include in evacuation kits including flashlights, a first aid kit, non-perishable food to last 14 days and more.
Residents are encouraged to download the MDOT Traffic mobile app which provides real-time traffic conditions throughout the state and will be utilized to publish emergency alerts directly to users.
“Hurricane season started June 1, and we’ve already had tropical storms popup,” said Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District. “We have to stay prepared and can’t let our guard down. MDOT’s free resources can help get you and your family ready ahead of the storm; our resources are free, user friendly and just a click away.”
To download the Hurricane Evacuation Guide and the full hurricane evacuation kit checklist, and for more hurricane safety tips, visit GoMDOT.com/hurricanes.
Follow @MississippiDOT on Facebook and Twitter along with the hashtag #HurricaneStrong this hurricane season.