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WLOX Editorial: It's time to prepare South Mississippi

Hurricane Season 2015 is upon us. We watch the tropics for storms and hurricanes beginning June 1. Now is the time to prepare in case a storm heads our way. 

This is the time to review your wind and flood insurance policies for your property. Make sure everyone in your family knows your evacuation plan if needed. Have a stock of at least three days' worth of food and water. 

Good preparation also means having first aid supplies, emergency lighting needs like flashlights, batteries and lanterns. Do you have boards or shutters ready to install to protect your home? You should also have an emergency contact person outside of our region who knows your plans should a storm head this way. 

We all certainly hope 2015 will be a calm hurricane season. But we should all be prepared if it is not. Plan now. Be ready should a storm threaten us.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com.

Rick Williams
WLOX-TV General Manager

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