Severe weather preps on the Coast

AS WE CONTINUE TO KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON THE TROPICS, SOUTH MISSISSIPPI IS GEARING UP FOR WHATEVER IS HEADED OUR WAY.
NEWS 25 PAYTON MALONE HAS MORE ON HOW YOU CAN PREPARE FOR A WET HOLIDAY WEEKEND.
Rupert Lacy, with the Harrison County Emergency Management Agency says, “Our message is turn around, don’t drown, and don’t get off into the high waters.”
AS HURRICANE SEASON APPROACHES THE TROPICS ARE ALREADY HEATING UP AND INDICATING WE COULD BE IN FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF HEAVY RAINFALL THIS MEMORIAL HOLIDAY WEEKEND… SPILLING OVER INTO NEXT WEEK.
“The ground is starting to get to a point that it would be easy for it to become saturated and any rainfall and especially heavy rainfall then we’re going to have that potential for flooding,” says Lacy.
SAND BAG LOCATIONS ARE POPPING UP ACROSS THE COAST AS SOUTH MISSISSIPPI IS ALREADY PREPARING FOR WHAT COULD BE A WASHOUT.
“If you have those areas that might start to collect water the sandbags will help mitigate from coming into the house,” he added.
“And if you are headed out to one of the sand bag locations it’s important to remember one thing…bring your own shovel, if not you might end having to do it by hands.”
WITH ALL THE OUTDOOR EVENTS PLANNED ON THE COAST FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND, IT’S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER { NAT SOUND THUNDER} WHEN THUNDER ROARS, GO INDOORS.
AND KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON THE WEATHER REPORTS, ESPECIALLY IF YOU PLAN TO SPEND THE HOLIDAY OUTDOORS – SO YOU DON’T GET CAUGHT OUT IN THE RAIN.
Lacy explains, “Once those rain waters, the inland waters start to come south and our rivers start to rise,if you do not need to get out on the road, stay home. Stay high and dry…”
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