Below is a Mississippi Department of Transportation press release:

The Mississippi Department of Transportation is providing the MDOT Traffic mobile app, a Hurricane Evacuation Kit Checklist, and MDOT Hurricane Evacuation Guide 2021 in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

The MDOT Hurricane Evacuation Guide provides information to help develop a preparedness plan such as evacuation routes, countercurrent information, radio coverage areas by the Mississippi public broadcasting company, and vital contact information for the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the American Red Cross, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, and the adjacent state DOTs and highway patrols. Important information about animal shelters, animal care, accommodation, and travel resources is included.

The Hurricane Evacuation Checklist provides a list of recommended items that should be included in evacuation kits, including flashlights, a first aid kit, durable food for 14 days, and more.

Residents are encouraged to download the MDOT Traffic mobile app, which provides real-time traffic conditions across the state and is used to post emergency alerts directly to users.

“The hurricane season started on June 1st and we have had tropical storms,” ​​said Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District. “We have to stay prepared and not let our vigilance down. MDOT’s free resources can help you and your family prepare for the storm. our resources are free, easy to use and just a click away. ”

To download the Hurricane Evacuation Guide and Complete Hurricane Evacuation Kit Checklist, and for more hurricane safety tips, visit