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CONSIDER THIS: Hurricane Season is Here

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT

Hurricane season arrives this week and even though our coverage area does not include the Gulf Coast, we know from experience that hurricanes can impact our entire state. 

You can count on the WLBT First Alert Weather Team to watch the tropics closely for any sign of tropical development that could affect Mississippi. 

We have been fortunate in recent years that no storms headed our way. And as thankful as we are for that good luck, we all know it could change tomorrow.

Consider This:

Even though we don’t have the same impact as our coastal residents, now is the time to review your wind and flood insurance policies.  

Do you have the supplies necessary to protect your home? Do you have an emergency contact outside the region who knows your plan? As we know from Hurricane Katrina, some areas could go days or weeks without power, gas, food, water, medicine and other necessities. Are you prepared?

We all hope no storm comes our way, but it’s better to prepare now and pray for a quiet season than to scramble at the last minute when severe weather is bearing down on our state. 

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