LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - With the chance of tropical weather this weekend, Lauderdale County is preparing for any impact.
The Lauderdale Emergency Management Agency is following Tropical Storm Nate closely and constantly double-checking to make sure all their equipment is properly functioning.
The agency is also reminding people to have a plan in place and always be prepared for inclement weather like this.
“There’s no need to go out and clean every loaf of bread and every gallon of milk off the shelf but just buy normal things that you would buy. Have some dry goods on hand, stuff to make sandwiches in case, you know, you have a power outage,” says John Williamson, LEMA deputy director.
Williamson advises keeping some cash on hand in case of power outages.
"Certain places may not be able to run debit cards or things like that but they might be able to take cash," said Williamson, "So be prepared for things like that and have a plan before that happens.”
Officials from the city of Meridian will also be present at the agency this weekend to assist with monitoring the storm and acting in case there's a need for emergency response.