August 16, 2004 -- Posted at 6:00 CDT
JONESBORO --< /STRONG> Hurricanes may not be part of the regular weather pattern here in Region 8 but we do get our fair share of wild weather. Three years ago Federal Emergency Management Agency came to Region 8 to assess and assist after heavy rains caused widespread flooding across the area. Flooding of that nature may not occur very often but, there are other more common whether threats. "We primarily receive damage from thunderstorms and straight line winds. It's similar to what they got with Hurricane Charlie but it's not in such a widespread an area," said Jack Richardson with Craighead County Office of Emergency Management. But you never know which area Mother Nature will pick to reek havoc. If you play Russian roulette with your insurance it could kill your finances.