Editorial Roundup: Mississippi
Vicksburg Post. June 2, 2023.
Editorial: Dont wait until its too late for hurricane preparation
Hurricane season is upon us, and its never too early to prepare for a storm.
While Vicksburg has the privilege of advance notice when it comes to the tropics, we are still susceptible to the strong winds, heavy rains and damaging hail and tornadoes that accompany a hurricane. The National Weather Service advises residents to take a few steps to ensure safety in the event of a hurricane.
For one, its important to have an emergency kit (as detailed on page A1 of todays edition of The Post). If you have an existing kit in your home, dust it off and complete an inventory of supplies: are batteries still good, does every family member have a flashlight, is your weather radio in working order?
NWS also advises homeowners to make sure their storm shutters are in working order and that their insurance policy adequately covers hurricane damage.
Another big part of storm preparedness is understanding NWS warnings.