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FEMA tips to keep your home safe before disaster strikes

MADISON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

FEMA is working to make sure you're prepared before the next tornado or disaster hits. Saturday the FEMA Mitigation Team joined MEMA in Madison to give residents information about getting their homes and another structures ready for storm conditions.

The national agency distributed literature to dozens of homeowners. It teaches them how to eliminate or reduce future damage to their residences.

Officials urge you to keep an emergency supply kit ready with a three days of medications, water, spare glasses and cash because ATMs often stop working during disasters. Tips also include securing roofs with Hurricane Clips.

"You can make sure that the roof is tied to the walls and the walls are tied to the foundation when you have a continuous flow where everything is tied together. So as long as you can keep your roof you will keep the integrity of your home," said Curtis Cooper with FEMA.

The agency will make future stops in Laurel, Louisville, Tupelo and other locations.

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