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What you can do now to prepare for storms Wednesday

Today will be like the last few days: increasing clouds during the afternoon as we heat up with...
Today will be like the last few days: increasing clouds during the afternoon as we heat up with pop-up showers and storms. Heavy rain and lightning will be the main hazards. (Source: Moore/cNews)(Viewer submtited/cNews)
Updated: Mar. 16, 2021 at 5:39 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Wednesday, severe storms are possible across the Mid-South. Now is the time to prepare for the chance of severe weather.

Prepare early by securing any loose items outside. Those items include patio furniture and trash cans.

You can also talk to your family about where to take shelter if a tornado warning is issued in your area. You should take shelter in a basement or an interior room of your home. Make sure you are taking shelter away from exterior walls and windows.

Also, be prepared for a power outage by having candles, flashlights and batteries handy.

Report outages to MLGW’s non-emergency line at 901-544-6500. If you experience a downed power line, call MLGW’s emergency hotline at 901-528-4465.

MLGW also encourages customers to always have an emergency kit ready. MLGW suggests having enough prescription medicine, non-perishable food, baby formula, and diapers in your kit.

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