The National Weather Service and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency have issued a new weather alert for the state as extreme winter weather moves in.
The NWS has increased the risk of dangerous cold. There’s now an Extreme Threat to a larger portion of the state.
The following issues are possible with the weather coming in Thursday to Friday:
– Frostbite and hypothermia
– Damage to exposed pipes and water main breaks are expected for specific areas
Plan for your family now: food, water, and ways to stay warm in case of power outages.
Make plans to check on elderly and shut in neighbors and family, as well as having a warm, dry place for animals and plants to shelter.