What you need to know about state of emergencies

Harrison County officials are reminding residents to stay prepared as there is a lot of rain ahead in the forecast.

Remember to stock up on food and emergency supplies. In the past, residents were encouraged “the first 72 is on you.” However, with less supplies available because of the pandemic residents should take extra precautions.

They’re also encouraging residents to pack personal protective equipment in their hurricane kit.

Be sure to have typical hurricane supplies like non-perishable food items, batteries, and flashlights as well as supplies for the pandemic like face masks and hand sanitizer. Harrison County EMA Deputy Director Matt Stratton said, “It’s hard to say what Laura will be bringing us later this week. With Marco it’s not quite the same situation as Cristobal. Cristobal was a much larger storm, still tropical storm strength, but Marco is a much smaller event.”

Harrison County EMA Director Rupert Lacy said, “As long time residents of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the state of Mississippi know, August has always been a rough month for us. September is just around the corner and hurricane season is not officially over until November. We have to and we need to be prepared.”

For more information, visit co.harrison.ms.us or their Facebook page at Harrison County Mississippi.

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