Developing state-specific guidebooks is a specific action step in the APII, so the Resilience Team created the first of its kind for Mississippi. The Mississippi Homeowner’s Handbook is designed to help homeowners prepare for natural hazards to reduce risks to family and property. While it is never possible to eliminate all damage from a natural hazard, homeowners can take action and implement many small and cost effective steps that could significantly lower risk.

A pdf version of the Mississippi Homeowner’s Handbook can be downloaded from the StormSmart Coasts website:

For more information about the Homeowner’s Handbooks, contact Rhonda Price at (228) 523-4150 or email

First posted March 2011.