Should we dare say ‘Lucky Lee?’

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, September 7, 2011

For nearly all of us, the latest storm to visit the Miss-Lou was a blessing, not a curse.

Slow moving Tropical Storm Lee delivered a baby’s punch when he moved through this weekend. But more significant than his blow was his gift — rain.

A much-needed drenching brought with it cooler temperatures and beautiful skies late Monday and Tuesday.

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Still, area emergency responders and utility workers were ready and waiting for Lee.

Thanks certainly goes to the workers from Entergy and Southwest Mississippi Electric Power who kept the outages at a minimum. Everything’s better when the lights and air conditioner are working.

Lee was nice, for the most part, but we won’t disrespect his cousins to come. Hurricane season is a dangerous time in these parts.

Thankfully the Miss-Lou has been spared in recent years, but we don’t know what the future may hold.

The season lasts until the end of November, so use friendly Lee as a reminder to stock up on essentials, keep the flashlights handy and make an emergency plan for your family.

A little preparedness now can save heartache later.