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Baldwin takes precaution for Hurricane Irma

Meetings took place at 2 p.m today at Emergency Management Agency Headquarters in Robertsdale, Ala.(WPMI)

In Baldwin County officials plan to monitor Hurricane Irma daily with a countywide "conference call" to all critical offices and agencies.

The first of what could be a many of these meetings took place at 2 p.m today at Emergency Management Agency Headquarters in Robertsdale, Ala.

The National Weather Service is also part of that conference call each day. County officials already have a plan and they are reminding all of us to have one too.

"It's important to already have your plan in place. Don’t develop a plan when an evacuation order is issued. Have one in place know where you’re going know that you have enough water and fuel in your car. Start developing those plans now. Start looking at what may be laying around your yard that maybe shouldn’t be. We are not trying to make anyone panic at this point but this is a significant storm," said County Commissioner Chris Elliot.

"It could go anywhere. it could go anywhere. You only have a certain window in which you can prepare yourself and still have supplies to get a hold of," said Bill Stephens, who lives in Silverhill, Ala and was buying water at the local Sam's store.

As the saying goes: "The first 72 are on you." We're talking about having a enough food, water, a first aid kit, extra clothes, shoes, an alternative cooking source, medications and a plan to care for your pets.

Also, become familiar with evacuation routes in Baldwin County. They're all main roads and arteries that lead to Interstate 10.

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