JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Mississippi Department of Transportation
July is here, and it is one month into Hurricane Season. Once a hurricane is tracked for landfall, everyone in its path should have a checklist for preparation. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has the information to help residents along the Gulf Coast and inland get started.
The website also features a hurricane survival kit checklist including items needed for water, food, household, healthcare and pets. A map is included for hurricane tracking, information resources are provided in the guide to get up to date information via social media and radio.
MDOT recommends having at least a two week supply of prescription drugs, a two week supply of vitamins, over the counter pain reliever, toiletries, hygiene items, First Aid Kits, sunscreen, mosquito repellant, plastic garbage bags and antibacterial soap. Along with these essential health items, think about pet needs. Non-perishable food, drinking water, identification and flashlights are also important items for any evacuation kit.