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Mississippi Department of Transportation Issues Statement on Hurricane Marco

CAPTION: As Hurricane Marco approaches the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) first responders work to prepare the roadways. MDOT first responders are checking equipment, gassing up response vehicles, and currently lowering high mast lights along Interstate 10.

“The men and women of MDOT stand ready for any impacts from Hurricane Marco or other tropical systems that threaten Mississippi. The path of Hurricane Marco is still uncertain, but our first responders are prepared,” said Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District. “MDOT has a plan in place and so should you, get your evacuation plan together now and know where you will go if you should need it.”

Residents, businesses and community organizations should have their own plans in place. The 2020 MDOT Hurricane Evacuation Guide is an essential resource that allows people to see where their best evacuation route is located.

The guide also features information to assist in developing a preparedness plan such as contraflow information, radio coverage areas through Mississippi Public Broadcasting and important contact information from the Mississippi Highway Patrol, American Red Cross, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and bordering state DOTs and highway patrols. Individuals and families will find vital resources on shelters, pet care, lodging and travel resources.

To download the Hurricane Evacuation Guide and a full hurricane evacuation kit checklist, and for more hurricane safety tips, visit GoMDOT.com/hurricanes.

As MDOT monitors the tropics you can follow @MississippiDOT on Facebook and Twitter along with the hashtag #HurricaneStrong to stay up to date. Stay updated on road conditions at MDOTtraffic.com, download the MDOT Traffic mobile app.

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