National Hurricane Preparedness Week begins

National Hurricane Preparedness Week begins


National Hurricane Preparedness Week kicked off Sunday, and the National Weather Service wants you to begin preparing now for hurricane season, which begins on June 1.

NWS wants everyone to determine your risk for storms and start preparing for how to handle potential landfall of tropical storms or hurricanes.

“The National Weather Service has provided some helpful, easy-to-apply tips to help families prepare for hurricane season,” said Engineering Services Manager Scott Cashwell. “From developing an evacuation route to assembling a disaster supply kit, they’re providing valuable information.”

Mississippi Power employees have reviewed their roles in the company’s plan and are prepared to mobilize to restore service should we be called to duty.

“We understand restoring electric service is the first step in restoring normalcy to our customers’ lives,” Cashwell said. “It’s critical that we’re prepared so we can respond as quickly and safely as we can.”

Mississippi Power customers can visit the company’s online Storm and Outage Center to stay connected before, during and after a storm.

Customers can sign up to receive text, email or voicemail notifications about a power outage, including the estimated restoration time and when service has been restored.

Customers can also report an outage online, learn generator safety tips and view the company’s recently updated online outage map.

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