TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The National Weather Service says the security team at the Barnes Crossing Mall in Tupelo is storm ready.
The team was recognized and given certificates by a meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Memphis.
The recognition means that the security team has a safe and effective plan in case severe weather were to hit the mall's area.
T.J. Thomas is the Director of Security at the mall and she says she is proud to say that she feels comfortable and prepared by knowing her plan to get customers to a safe place during the storm.
According to Thomas, it is all about having a set plan, practicing it, and knowing exactly what to do.
The General Manager of the mall at Barnes Crossing says the security officers are very important to make sure the customers feel safe while shopping.
As well as having plans for evacuation and for safe cover, the team will also work with the National Weather Service to make sure they are up to date on any severe wetaher coming to the area.