In Mississippi, September usually means a small break from the summer heat, but it also means an uptick in hurricanes. Living along the gulf coast, Mississippi has weathered many hurricanes and will continue too. While Mississippi hasn’t had a direct hit in a few years, it is important to remember a few details about hurricanes. Hurricanes can be hundreds of miles out and still cause dangerous rip currants in the gulf. It is important to stay aware of all hurricanes, they can turn quickly and leave the unprepared not enough time to evacuate or get needed supplies. If a hurricane is heading toward your home or business it important to follow directions from government agencies and be ready to either evacuate or shelter at your home or business. If you choose to shelter make sure you have enough water and food for every person, and don’t forget about food and water for you animals. Also, if your able make sure outdoor furniture is brought inside or tied down.
For more information about what to have supplied and things to do visit, www.fema.gov