Are you prepared for severe weather?

It's that time of the year again -- the main tornado season.

Posted: Feb 17, 2018 9:05 PM
Updated: Mar 15, 2018 5:26 PM

It's that time of the year again -- the main tornado season. 

Monday kicks off the first day of spring severe weather preparedness week. 

So, how do you keep you and your family safe?

You want to make sure you are ready to go in all emergency situations. 

If you would like to build a grab and go kit, here is a list of some of the basic supplies to include: 

  1. Water
  2. Food
  3. A flashlight
  4. First Aid Kit
  5. Extra batteries 
  6. Cell phone chargers 
  7. Weather radio 

Here are some additional items to add based on you/your families needs:

  1. Medications
  2. Glasses/Contacts
  3. Blanket
  4. Cash
  5. Change of clothes
  6. Pen and paper
  7. Books and/or games for children
You can store these kits at home, work or even in your vehicle. 

It is also recommended to make an emergency plan. 

Ask yourself these questions -- What is my shelter plan?  What is my evacuation route? How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings?

You can download the WTVA weather app and also sign up for WTVA weather call to be alerted when you need to seek shelter. 

The Lee County Emergency Management Agency encourages everyone to participate in the statewide Tornado Drill scheduled for Wednesday, February 21 at 9:15 a.m.

Starting next week, The National Weather Service will feature the specific topics listed below each day:

Monday, February 19 - Severe Thunderstorms and Watches/Warnings

Tuesday, February 20 - Flash Flooding

Wednesday, February 21 - Tornado Safety and Preparedness

Thursday, February 22 - Lightning

Friday, February 23 - Receiving Severe Weather Information

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 296154

Reported Deaths: 6764
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto19700230
Hinds18851392
Harrison16736281
Rankin12757265
Jackson12623228
Lee9694161
Madison9480203
Jones7990147
Forrest7234138
Lauderdale6837226
Lowndes6032140
Lamar589680
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Panola431995
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Warren4134115
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Marshall403592
Monroe3990127
Union396174
Neshoba3817169
Lincoln3552104
Hancock348975
Leflore3380118
Sunflower318986
Tate303174
Pike301296
Scott294570
Alcorn292263
Yazoo290565
Itawamba290175
Coahoma281169
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Wayne254341
Leake252871
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Grenada247878
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George232145
Newton230852
Winston221877
Jasper213645
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Attala206669
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Holmes182370
Clay179251
Stone172429
Tallahatchie171239
Clarke169371
Calhoun158028
Smith153033
Yalobusha145036
Greene127833
Walthall124340
Noxubee122831
Montgomery122639
Perry122135
Lawrence120321
Carroll118625
Amite111734
Webster110832
Jefferson Davis102231
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Benton93824
Humphreys92927
Kemper90323
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Franklin76119
Choctaw69817
Jefferson62727
Wilkinson62426
Sharkey49117
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 497154

Reported Deaths: 10029
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson714001387
Mobile36252736
Madison32573462
Tuscaloosa24289414
Montgomery22708519
Shelby22112215
Baldwin19856285
Lee15021155
Calhoun13755288
Morgan13742252
Etowah13379320
Marshall11439210
Houston10110262
Elmore9451185
Limestone9413136
St. Clair9003225
Cullman8979182
Lauderdale8610212
DeKalb8486175
Talladega7582165
Walker6571259
Jackson6542103
Autauga631391
Blount6229127
Colbert5998120
Coffee5259103
Dale4657107
Russell406433
Franklin399778
Covington3989106
Chilton3891100
Escambia378772
Tallapoosa3613143
Clarke343953
Chambers3423111
Dallas3419142
Pike293372
Marion288895
Lawrence284683
Winston258668
Bibb245960
Geneva240270
Marengo238357
Pickens225055
Barbour212951
Hale211969
Fayette201357
Butler201166
Henry182941
Cherokee177739
Monroe166639
Randolph164640
Washington156635
Macon147243
Crenshaw146254
Clay145554
Cleburne139741
Lamar133733
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Wilcox122525
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Perry105927
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Greene88532
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