As the wind picks up outside, so does the activity inside the Montgomery County EMA. "We're getting prepared for it," said Director Steve Jones.
Jones has been on the phone and in meetings monitoring Fay's progress and its possible impact on Central Alabama. The Montgomery County EMA, like others around the state, put plans in place and employees on standby ahead of Fay's expected arrival. "We put people on standby for various reasons. One for flooding. Montgomery is prone to flooding in some areas," said Jones.
Jones encourages residents to do the same: put your emergency plan in place and have plenty of supplies including: fresh water, food, flash lights and extra batteries. He says "Supplies that can get you through a five or six hour period, if you are without power."