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This is National Hurricane Prepardness Week, are you prepared?



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Although we live in Central Mississippi, this region still feels the impact and aftermath of tropical storms, hurricanes and related natural disasters. Many of the same principles of preparation still apply and can carry over to other weather related events such as the ice storm and tornado activity as recent as last week.

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We encourage you as a family to discuss the issues and develop a plan for these situations. In today’s update the National Weather Service says:

“Just having enough supplies to make it through a hurricane isn’t enough. You need plenty to make it through what could be a LONG recovery period too. Water and electricity could be out for a week or more. Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family for a MINIMUM of three days. Also make sure you have extra cash, a battery-powered radio, flashlights, and a portable crank or solar powered USB charger to charge your cell phone.”

For more on how to stay safe during and after a hurricane, click here.


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