Harrison County EMA advises residents to be prepared for potential flooding

With the predicted rainfall, the Harrison County Emergency Management Agency warns residents of potential flooding in low lying areas, creeks, and rivers.

Residents should monitor weather and take the necessary precautions to make sure their property is ready.

This can be done by cleaning out drainage areas, securing existing tarps, and putting up sandbags.

The Harrison County EMA also warns there is the chance for severe weather that could bring strong winds, hail, or even tornadoes. EMA Director Matt Stratton said, “If we do have a warning go out for a tornado warning, people need to identify a safe location that you’re going to go to make sure you’re in a safe location as the storms are passing over.”

Traveling during the heavy rain is not recommended unless necessary.

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