Marco and Laura in Mississippi: Hurricane Preparedness

By Team Espy

As I’m sure you know by now, a hurricane and a tropical storm with hurricane potential are headed toward the Mississippi Coast as you read this.

Hurricane Marco, a Category 1 storm, is expected to make landfall on the Louisiana Gulf Coast within the next 24 hours, with Tropical Storm Laura, which has the potential to grow to a hurricane, expected Wednesday.

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Mississippians have already begun preparing for Marco and Laura this weekend. Hurricane conditions, life-threatening storm surges, and heavy rainfall are expected across the Mississippi coast. For those that need it, here is the state of Mississippi’s evacuation guide and survival checklist.

Mississippi Hurricane Evacuation Guide

In English

En Español

Bằng tiếng Việt

Mississippi Hurricane Survival Checklist

In English

En Español

Bằng tiếng Việt

We want to add: We have never before faced a hurricane in the middle of a coronavirus pandemic, during this unprecedented time in our country. In addition to continued mask-wearing, hand-washing, and social distancing, here are some Mississippi coronavirus health resources.

Mississippi Coronavirus Health Resources

CDC COVID-19 Resource Page

Mississippi State Department of Health

Mississippi Testing Locations

Stay safe, and thanks for all you do.

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