WLOX Editorial: Be prepared

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - You have probably heard us and others talk about Severe Weather Preparedness this week. We hope this doesn't go in one ear and out the other. South Mississippi has already had its share of winter thunderstorms and tornadoes this year.

But spring also brings the likelihood of tornadic weather. You only need to do a couple of things to prepare.

Make sure you can get alerts. We and other TV and radio stations broadcast the alerts. WLOX has a weather application that will send alerts to your phone. NOAA weather radios broadcast alerts.

Next you need to have a plan to get yourself and your family into a safe place if there is a warning. We hope you will not need to exercise a safety plan. Maybe you never will. But if you need it. Please be prepared.

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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