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Pine Belt braces for severe weather Christmas Day

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

The national Weather Service in Jackson held a severe weather briefing Monday afternoon on the strong storms expected to roll through the Pine Belt Christmas Day.

The severe weather should hit the area around 10 a.m.and continue throughout the day.

They recommend residents take advance precautions prior to the beginning of the storm, Everyone should have a weather radio or a means to receive weather warnings in their home. Outside Christmas Decorations should be taken down and anything that could become a projectile should be secured.

They also recommend you check and restock your emergency supply kit.

"This could be a very dangerous situation," said Marta Tullos, Jones County Emergency Management Director. "We are in the bulls eye of it. The more it comes southeast the stronger the storms could get. Our main risks are very dangerous tornados, possibly F-2 and above, also hail and one to three inches of rain. In some areas it could be heavier."

A reminder that when a warning is issued individuals and families should execute their emergency plan and seek shelter.

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