Meridian prepares for 70 mph winds Saturday

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK)- The city of Meridian is preparing for straight line winds and possible flooding.

Public works' biggest concern for tomorrow's severe weather threat is high winds over 70 miles per hour. The Public Works Director Hugh Smith says his staff is prepared to clean up debris from clogging you storm drains and trees on roads. Smith also gives some safety tips to avoid these dangerous high winds.

“Be informed. Stay in touch with the local weather. Plan your day around the event. If you don’t have to go out then don’t go. If you do, then make sure your schedule is away from the high periods of severe weather events,” says Public Works Director Hugh Smith.

Remember when thunder roars stay indoors.