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During the Hurricane, Being Prepared and Safe

At this stage your main priority is to remain calm and out of danger. Outside your shelter, raging winds are blowing and torrential rain is attering Mississsippi. There is no reason, unless in an absolute emergency, that one would need to venture outdoors. Local officials have the authority to close roads and bridges and initiate curfews. It is important to your own well being that you obey the laws.

  • Stay indoors away from windows.
  • Monitor WLBT 3 and www.wlbt.com .
  • Use flashlights, not candles. Candles are a fire hazard.
  • Stay clear of downed power lines, trees and debris.


  • Nylon Clear Tarp (16”x20”)
  • Fiberglass Window Screen
  • Plastic Trash Bags
  • Visqueen (20”x100” roll, 6 mil thick)
  • 30 lb. Felt Roofing Paper
  • 7/8” Button Cap Fasteners
  • Nylon Utility Rope (3/8”x20”)
  • Nails (1 lb. each 6D, 8D, 10D common)
  • Spray Paint (to ID your house)
  • 1 3/8”x8” Lattice (battens to hold down tarps & visqueen)
  • Duct Tape (1 roll)
  • Bungee Cords
  • Hand Saw (8 or 10 point)
  • Limb Saw (pruning saw)
  • Claw Hammer
  • Screw Drivers
  • Vise Grips
  • Utility Box Knife
  • Shovel
  • Push Broom
  • Cotton Work Gloves
  • Extension Ladder (to reach your roof) Remember, power tools may be useless for several days after the storm.
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