ENTERPRISE, Ala (WDHN)—Mayor William E. Cooper and other City of Enterprise leaders are urging the residents of Enterprise and Coffee County to be prepared for potential severe weather when hurricane Ian makes landfall.

While it’s too early to know where or when Hurricane Ian will make landfall, Cooper is encouraging residents to check emergency supply kits or create one over the next 48 hours.

“Make sure you have at least three days of supplies, including food, water, and medication,” Mayor Cooper said. “Don’t forget about your pets. Take this opportunity to check on your neighbors and make sure they are prepared, too.”

The City of Enterprise has also started to gather its own emergency equipment.

“We have our City vehicles tanks topped off and our generators ready to go,” Assistant Director of Public Works Shannon Roberts said. “Our team is on standby and ready to help the public should they need it.”

“Enterprise will be ready to take care of our residents and businesses if Hurricane Ian comes our way,” said Mayor Cooper

Enterprise Fire Chief Christopher Davis said while emergency crews will be ready to assist, it’s important that residents are prepared to do their part.

“If you or someone you know uses oxygen, make sure the supply is full. If you have prescription medication, now is the time to get those prescriptions filled,” Davis said. “Use this time to make sure your generators are working and you have plenty of fuel. Our priority is to help the people of Enterprise, but the best thing you can do is to determine what you or your family may need and be proactive.”

The Coffee County Emergency Management Agency has an emergency notification system that will alert subscribers of warnings and information related to severe weather. To subscribe, text your zip code to “38276” or visit www.coffee-al.myfreealerts.com.

Residents are also encouraged to monitor local media outlets on air and online for the latest information. For more information about ways to help your family prepare, visit www.ready.gov.