Prepare for Hurricane Laura

Significant rain is predicted for our area in the coming days due to Hurricane Laura that is about to make landfall in Louisiana. This means storms with high winds and tornados could be possible starting Thursday. Flooding could be an issue too. Please take the time now to be weather-ready as Hurricane Laura makes its way up to Arkansas. Test your storm radio. Test your generator if you have one. Have enough food and fuel to manage a power outage for a day or more. Flashlights with fresh batteries help and fully charged devices like phones and other wireless internet connections help keep you connected and pass time during power outages and wired phones lost to aerial connections taken by trees and limbs fallen. A ready chainsaw could help clear your access to main roads if they fall on your driveway or near the house or on your home. We have been through this before with a similar path from Hurricane Ike in 2008. Be prepared, stay safe.