Winter Weather Resources

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is asking everyone in the areas impacted by this winter weather to use extreme caution. MEMA recommends the following safety tips:

  • Stay home and do not drive on snowy or icy roads.
  • Have a fully-stocked emergency supply kit.
  • Stay clear of downed power lines. Even if the electricity appears to have been turned off, leave the lines alone. Do not try to move them yourself.
  • Only operate generators outdoors. Do not operate a generator inside your home or garage.
  • Turn off all home appliances to prevent a surge once the power is turned on again.
  • Be cautious when using alternative heat sources.
  • Do not use a stove for heat because it can cause carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Letting water drip from a faucet during extremely cold weather can relieve water pressure and help prevent pipes of your home from bursting.
  • If you suspect your pipes are frozen and may have burst, turn off your water at the main shut-off valve and call a plumber.

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