ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) -- Hurrican Laura poses a tornado threat to North Mississippi, and parks and rec director Michelle Stewart said storms shelter are open to anyone.
"Anybody you can get in is welcome. We won't turn anybody down," said Stewart.
With the possibility of tornadoes in our area Thursday and Friday, parks and recreation director Michelle Stewart says storm shelters in Aberdeen are an option to stay safe.
"It's not like you have to call and get them unlocked or anything like that there always open," said Stewart.
There are at least five shelters in Aberdeen located in different parks.
Just last year, tornadoes ripped through Monroe County killed one person, injured many others, and trapped some people in their homes.
For people worried about the ability to social distance the Parks and Recreation Department in Aberdeen also has a shelter.
Stewart recommended people bring flashlights, blankets, and other necessities because of coronavirus.
"Just the new normal so hand sanitizer, gloves, mask, you want to make sure you keep those things," said Stewart.