Preparing for severe weather

The hot topic today is Tropical Storm Barry and how it will affect coastal Mississippi, but with any storm staying prepared is important.

That’s why Harrison County EMA is leaving no stone unturned. News 25 caught up with Harrison County EMA Director Rupert Lacy this morning on where they are at with Tropical Storm Barry.

Lacy and his team are watching the Gulf closely and have the rest of Harrison County on their heels ready for what’s to come.

EMA wants you to remember all of the basics: take advantage of the sand bags throughout South Mississippi, have plenty of water jugs handy, prepare for lots of rain and turn around, don’t drown when it comes to driving in flood prone areas.

Lacy also says this storm is something that will be affecting us for a few days. “It is going to be a marathon. Of course, people get anxious and get cabin fever, just as the responders are pacing themselves and we are pacing ourselves is that this is going to be going on for several days. We’re not trying to over-alarm people, but we want them to be informed and understand that this is going to go into Friday and it’s going to go into Saturday and it’s going to go into Sunday on us.”

Lacy says overall just don’t underestimate this storm and its possibility to heighten strength with wind and raid.

Be sure to keep up with our weather team through our WXXV Weather Authority app for updates on this storm. To download the app click here.

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