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Mississippi Power looks ahead as 2024 hurricane season is 100 days away

Gulfport, Miss. – Today marks 100 days from the beginning of the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season, and Mississippi Power is looking ahead to what may be an active year for storms.

Multiple weather sources are pointing to warmer water temperatures and an arrival of La Nina in August as indicators of a possibly busy hurricane season. Mississippi Power customers should take the time to prepare their homes and storm plans now while the weather is mild.

“It’s never too early to start your preparations,” said Mississippi Power Spokeswoman Kaila Moran Griffith. “South Mississippians are no strangers to hurricanes or other forms of severe weather, and we know how quickly weather conditions can change. By doing the work now, our customers can save themselves a lot of stress and last-minute planning if a storm makes its way into the Gulf of Mexico.”

Mississippi Power recommends the following ahead of storm season:

  • Create a storm plan for your family – have a designated safe space in your home, know when and where to evacuate and plan multiple evacuation routes.
  •  Buy supplies like water, nonperishable food items, batteries and flashlights now to avoid a last-minute grocery store run.
  • Seal any outside wall openings and repair any old or damaged areas to your home to prevent water penetration and lessen wind damage.
  • Maintain landscaping and cut weak branches this spring to lessen the chance of projectiles during high winds.

“At Mississippi Power, we say that our storm season is year-round,” said Moran Griffith. “While we’re hoping for a mild season, we’re doing the work now to make our system as strong as it can be for our customers. We’re ready to respond no matter what Mother Nature throws our way.”

Now in its 99th year of operations, Mississippi Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), produces safe, reliable and affordable energy for nearly 191,000 customers in 23 southeast Mississippi counties. Mississippi Power was recognized by the Edison Electric Institute with an Emergency Response Award in 2023. The company was also a recent recipient of the Community Partner Impact Award from the Center for Energy Workforce Development for its innovative and ongoing efforts to build a diverse workforce. With nearly 160 megawatts of approved solar energy capacity, Mississippi Power is the largest partner in providing renewable energy in the state of Mississippi. Visit our websites at and, like us on Facebook, and follow us on TwitterInstagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.