This winter was mild, but some speculate the summer won't be. That's why efforts are underway now to get locals prepared to deal with the summer heat.
Multi-County Community Service Agency is currently accepting pre-applications for energy assistance from the elderly, disabled and others who qualify.
"You need to put in a pre-application, because when you need the services, you will already be in the system," said Letha Dunn, community services director. "You will not have to wait. You can be out of state and you can log onto the website and fill out a pre-application on behalf of someone else."
This summer, MCCSA will also provide free air conditioners to those who qualify.
To submit a pre-application, log onto the Virtual ROMA (Results-Oriented Management Accountability) website for the Mississippi Department of Human Services. A link is provided below.