HOUSTON, Miss. (WTVA) -- You've got to have a plan.
That's the word from state and local officials who are preparing for Mississippi Severe Weather Preparedness Week.
A statewide tornado drill will be conducted at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6.
Schools, businesses and other agencies are encouraged to participate.
Chickasaw County Emergency Management Agency Director Linda Griffin said area industries need to take severe weather more seriously.
"Families, businesses, industry and daycares need to have a plan in place and know what to do and be familiar with it instead of waiting until the time a disaster strikes or a tornado warning is issued for our county and then take action," Griffin said.