Hurricane Katrina Forest Recovery

As we work together to tackle the historic challenge that Hurricane Katrina has presented to the forestry communities of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama, we hope that this blog will be a valuable resource and tool.

Monday, June 5

MDOT Releases Newest Evacuation Guide

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has released the newest "Hurricane Evacuation Guide," and designated a new 800-number for crisis situations.

The new number, 1-866-521-MDOT (6368), will be activated only in the event of a natural disaster. Otherwise, (601) 359-7017 will still be the active number for roadway information.

The "Hurricane Evacuation Guide" features a detailed map of designated alternate routes should an evacuation be declared this hurricane season. This year's guide also includes contact information for road conditions for the Gulf Coast states, lodging, human and animal shelters as well as radio coverage maps.

The guide will be delivered to homes through newspaper circulation beginning June 11, and via MDOT facilities, city halls, chambers of commerce, libraries, welcome centers and area convention & visitor's bureaus after June 15.


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