Wiregrass resident prays for safety ahead of severe storms

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Weather service organizations are urging residents to hope for the best but prepare for the worst.

As storms moved closer and closer to the Wiregrass Thursday afternoon, some residents had already started taking precautions. 

“Just get the family ready,” David Howard said. “Make sure we’ve got a nice place in the house where we can all bundle up together. Hope that the wind doesn’t cause the walls to cave in on us, and pray that we will make it through this disaster.”

“Well, most definitely I will make sure the phones are charged,” Naomi Foxx said. “Turn off everything that is electrical and just take cover.”

Even with the possibility of bad weather, residents were trying to remain positive.

“Whenever … I hear something about bad weather, I just try to look on the bright side of it,” Foxx said. “That it’s not going be here; it’s not going to last all day. It’s eventually going to pass by.”

“God bless y’all, and stay safe out there,” Howard said. “It might be a hard one tonight.”

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