Harrison County Emergency Management in place for tropical storm

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - As South Mississippians prepare for 50 mile per hour winds and rain produced by Tropical Storm Karen, the Harrison County Emergency Management Agency is prepared.

The agency along with other South MS emergency management agencies has been in constant contact with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), as well as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Harrison Emergency Management Director Rupert Lacey said his agency has a plan that he's been preaching all hurricane season: Be prepared whether it's a hurricane or tropical storm.

"October type storms, they do have somewhat of predictability, uncertainty," he said.

He said over the last two days a south southeast wind has moored waters into inlets of the Biloxi Bay and the Bay of St. Louis as well as into our harbors along the Mississippi Sound.

He urges everyone to have a plan whether they live close to water or not.

"An All Hazard plan. Know what you're going to do for a tropical storm and a hurricane. Have supplies," Lacey said. "You should be prepared for three days."

Anyone evacuating to a public shelter in Harrison County may click the link to see which ones are open: http://co.harrison.ms.us/stormindex.asp.

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