Mississippi State Department of Health

Personal Preparedness: What You Can Do


Prepare in advance to cope with the loss of basic services like water, electricity and telephones.

Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood, or confine you to your home. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away.

Families can cope with disaster by preparing in advance and working together. Knowing what to do is your best protection and your responsibility.

Dial 211 for information on open shelters, special needs assistance, transportation options, and other emergency resources in your area.

All-Hazards Preparation

Links referenced on this page
Family Disaster Plan    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/44,4800,122,218,html ok
Build a Disaster Supply Kit    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/44,4799,122,218,html ok
Statewide Emergency Numbers    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/44,4456,122,218,html ok
Prepare Ahead for Flooding and Power Loss    http://msdh.ms.gov/page/44,2620,122,292.html ok
Medical Support Planning    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/44,29003,122,218,html ok
Pet Evacuation and Sheltering    https://www.mbah.ms.gov/emergency-programs/evacuation-transportation-sheltering/
MEMA Hurricane Guide    https://68rd9e.a2cdn1.secureserver.net/wp-content/uploads/Hurricane-Guide-2024-web-version.pdf

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