STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- When a hurricane hits the Gulf Coast, there are people around the nation willing to help out.
In Mississippi, it's no different.
Utilities like 4-County Electric Power Association have helped in the past and are currently ready to assist.
"Well, right now, we're sort of in a holding pattern. We've got crews on standby ready to go. We have what is called a reciprocal agreement with cooperatives around the country. When our sister cooperatives need help, we'll send it and vice versa," said Jon Turner of 4-County Electric.
This area of the state is no stranger to needing help either.
The past couple of years have produced damaging tornadoes locally.
"In fact, last year we had lots of damage, and we needed help and cooperatives in the southern part of the state came up and helped out and got power to folks a lot quicker than we could have on our own," said Turner.