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Are you prepared for hurricane season?

Dear Friend,

 

The end of this month marks 15 years since Hurricane Katrina hit our shores. This hurricane season, Mississippi is more prepared and so are our citizens. Please take a moment to review the information provided in this email and be sure to have an updated plan for evacuation, communication, and preparation in the event of a hurricane. The presence of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in your area may require changes to your plans, so it’s important to update your family response plan in accordance with certain limitations imposed by the COVID-19 restrictions. Please visit ready.gov/plan for tips.

 

In the event of a hurricane, I will share important information from state and federal emergency management organizations. I encourage you to subscribe to my newsletter to receive disaster updates, as well as other important information about legislation in Washington, D.C. You can subscribe to my newsletter by answering the question below. I also encourage you to follow the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency’s (MEMA) Twitter page and the National Hurricane Center’s Twitter page for real-time updates.

 

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MEMA Hurricane Preparedness Guide

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Hurricane Preparedness Guide offers useful information when preparing for and responding to an active hurricane. You can view or download the guide by clicking on the graphic below.

https://www.msema.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/39779_MEMA-Hurrican-Preparedness.pdf

FEMA Resources

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided useful resources when preparing for and responding to a disaster. If a natural disaster strikes and you or your family are impacted, FEMA offers disaster relief to help victims get back on their feet. I encourage you to subscribe to my newsletter to learn more about federal government assistance opportunities in the wake of a natural disaster. Also, be sure to download the FEMA App to receive alerts and warnings.

Click here to Download the FEMA App

Sincerely,

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Michael Guest
Member of Congress


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