MDOT And MEMA Help People Stay Prepared

Biloxi (WLOX) -- It was a one-stop-shop with everything people needed to be prepared for a hurricane.

"We're giving them tracking maps. We have emergency numbers for all your state agencies, MDOT, FEMA and any kind of questions.  They can look in our Hurricane Guide brochures and find a quick easy reference to call," says Tommie Griffin with MEMA.

"The whole purpose of MEMA and MDOT getting together is to remind people how important it is to pick up guides and make sure they are aware of the evacuation routes and have a plan in mind," says Carrie Adams with MDOT.

Not much has changed in the way of evacuation routes, according to MDOT representative Carrie Adams, but she says you should always keep an evacuation map handy.

"On our map, we have them all mapped out. We also have radio stations that will continue to announce our different routes and make announcements as to what routes are closed," says Adams.

No matter how much you think you already know, both agencies agree, it doesn't hurt to double check your 'to do' list when it comes to being prepared.

"First and foremost have a plan. What are you going to do?  Are you going to leave or going to stay?  What are your supplies?  You need to have your supply list handy, all your important paper work and any kind of valuables that you need to take," says Griffin.

Know your areas and study your map to make sure you're aware, so when the evacuation time does approach or if there's a storm, you'll be aware of where you need to go.