VIDEO: Mississippi Officials Tell Residents to 'Hunker Down' as Hurricane Ida Moves into State

VIDEO: Mississippi Officials Tell Residents to 'Hunker Down' as Hurricane Ida Moves into State


Mississippi residents are preparing for Hurricane Ida’s arrival which may bring a strong storm surge, heavy rainfall, flooding, and possibly tornadoes, WAPT reported Sunday.

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Stephen McCraney advised citizens to be ready for the storm.

“Today and tomorrow will be very active weather days. Now’s the time to hunker down as Hurricane Ida moves through the state. Please stay weather aware. Make sure you have multiple ways to receive warnings,” he said:

MEMA Executive Director Stephen McCraney gives an update on Hurricane Ida. pic.twitter.com/orsllQXCgs

— msema (@MSEMA) August 29, 2021

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“The entire state will feel some effects from this storm,” McCraney continued, adding officials understood residents felt anxiety due to the storm.

“Not only is this a record-breaking hurricane, it’s also hitting on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina,” he added, assuring people officials were ready with federal and state supplies on

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