Hurricane Season Preparedness Information

Hurricane Preparedness: Hurricane season begins June 01.  Begin planning now so that you will be ready if a hurricane threatens our area.  Below are some links that will help you prepare for this hurricane season:


*Hancock County Emergency Management Agency

*Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA): Guide to Hurricane Preparedness

*Emergency Preparedness for Businesses

*Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

*American Red Cross

*National Hurricane Center / NOAA

*Humane Society of the United States (

Evacuation Routes:

Radio Stations:

  • WQRZ (Hancock County radio station)
  • WWL Channel 4 (CBS): 870 AM

News Stations:

  • WLOX Channel 13 (News for South Mississippi)
  • WWL Channel 4 (CBS)
  • WDSU Channel 6 (NBC)
  • WVUE Channel 8 (FOX)
  • WGNO Channel 26 (ABC)

Debris Removal Guidelines:

Please use the following FEMA guidelines for all storm-related debris removal. Debris should not be placed on or near fire hydrants and meters.