Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Today kicks off the first day of Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi.
A top priority for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is building a new ‘culture of preparedness.’ This is to ensure that every Mississippian is ready for any type of disaster.
Harrison County EMA Director Rupert Lacy tells News 25 having a safe place to go if severe weather strikes is crucial to staying safe. “Identify all the equipment that you need in that safe room, be if it is blankets, if it is pillows, as we always kind of encourage people whether it is in this season or hurricane season go in there wearing good hard sole shoes. If you have bicycle helmets, when you go in that safe room, especially for children or adults, put the bicycle helmets on.”
The National Weather Service will conduct a statewide tornado drill at 10 a.m. Wednesday in conjunction with Severe Weather Preparedness Week.

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