CONSIDER THIS: Weather Preparedness

CONSIDER THIS: Weather Preparedness

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - As Mississippi is dealing with Gordon, it is important to be prepared for the after effects that come with a tropical storm, even a small one like Gordon. There is a chance for loss of water and power, limited communication options, flooding and other issues. Hopefully any impact will be minimal, but MEMA is still organizing resources to assist affected communities and electric providers are staging their teams to get power back up and running as quickly as possible.

It is important for you to stay informed and stay safe.

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Remember, you can always count on WLBT to be here with the most up-to-date information to help keep you and your family safe.

Hopefully Gordon is only a minor inconvenience causing very minimal damage. An uneventful event will be a good test to make sure we are prepared if a major storm heads our way in the future.

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