10/9/20 - Hurricane Delta | MEMA Preparedness | Legislative Education Chairs
As Hurricane Delta approaches the Louisiana coast, we look at how the weather event will affect parts of Mississippi.
Then, how state leaders are preparing to respond to the storm.
Plus, the two legislative education committee chairs address the concerns of Mississippi’s school communities.
Hurricane Delta is expected to make landfall today before bringing wind and rain to western Mississippi this weekend. For the latest on Delta we check in with the National Weather Service in Jackson. We are joined by Daniel Lamb.
Mississippi has seen a number of close calls this hurricane season, and now Hurricane Delta is the latest in number of tropical cyclones to threaten the Gulf States. Officials are asking residents to be on high alert as Hurricane Delta moves towards landfall. Governor Tate Reeves has declared a state of emergency as the storm is expected to cross into Mississippi sometime tomorrow. Greg Michel, Director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says preparations for the storm began earlier this week.
Education in the midst of the coronavirus has advocates seeking answers about a range of issues from legislators including getting devices to students for distance learning. The Parents’ Campaign held a virtual meeting yesterday with House Education Chair Richard Bennett and Senate Education Chair Dennis DeBar. We examine the issues both chairs discussed.