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Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
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A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
Red Cross has tips for how you can prepare for severe weather.
it comes to flooding, wind storms, or even tornadoes, the three basic steps to
start with being "Red Cross ready" are: get a kit, make a plan, and be
thing about disaster is it can happen at any time," said Todd James, executive
director of the Hancock County Red Cross. "It can be natural or it can be
manmade, and it usually happens with very little warning."
a disaster keeps you in your home for days, or you're displaced, communication
is the key step in being ready.
you will have one person in the family who is taking the lead on this," James
said. "They're putting the emergency kit together, and they're taking the plan.
Sometimes what they forget to do is share that information with everybody else
in the family, and if the whole family isn't aware of what's going on in the
plan, it's not going to help them when disaster strikes."
disaster kits should be packed and placed in an easy-to-get-to location, and
with three days' worth of supplies: water, food, first aid, a radio, and
medications, even cash and important documents.
Red Cross is available to anyone impacted by a disaster, but knowing what to do
ahead of time is vital.
you learn, if you learn it in Ohio and you travel somewhere else, if something
happens, that knowledge could save your life," James said.