One local community is making sure its residents will be safe in the case of any disaster.
Harrison County Commissioners approved the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan requires state and local government to make sure they are prepared in case worst happens. Each county must have a mitigation plan in place before they can receive any federal assistance. EMA Director Lorna Bower says that this will help the county also prepare for any flooding.
"A lot of disasters out here are related to flooding but in other areas it could be most anything but that's what we are trying to do keep from getting any damage if there is any way to prevent it," said Harrison County EMA Director Lorna Bower.
Not only did the county commissioners approve the plan, but mayors from several counties are also on board. Bower said this shows the safety of citizens always comes first.