Hurricane Season Preparation

  • Published
  • By Airman 1st Class Trenten Walters
  • 81st Training Wing Public Affairs

Hurricane Season officially starts June 1 and Keesler residents should remember to prepare now and avoid getting caught in a storm.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting near-normal hurricane activity this year, forecasting 12 - 17 named storms. Approximately five to nine of these storms could become hurricanes.

Hurricanes are dangerous storms that can be life-threatening, but preparing beforehand can reduce the chance of injury and major property damage. 

Below is information and resources for basic hurricane preparedness:

For additional information on hurricanes, visit and download the following guides: how to prepare for a hurricane; be prepared for a hurricane; prepare your organization for a hurricane.

You can also visit the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency website for more information that's more specific to your location.

Keesler residents are reminded to assess their family’s preparedness and to understand any emergency role they may play in their units.

In the event of a hurricane, Keesler personnel and families of military students in training can monitor Keesler’s social media pages and website for the latest information including road / facility closures, shelter locations, storm category and other essential information.