Earls of Lincoln who want to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks may not want to wait until the last minute to purchase them.
The United States faces a shortage of fireworks this summer. According to national media, “the fireworks industry warns that the supply before Independence Day will be down about 30% this year due to supply chain issues.”
Since fireworks displays were a socially distanced activity during the summer of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, demand for fireworks was extremely high across the country. The summer of this year is affected, as fireworks cannot be made and shipped quickly enough to retailers. Major new sources are encouraging people to shop early for what they need.
Robbie’s Fireworks is the largest fireworks retailer in the state of Mississippi, according to director Jimmy Barrow. The giant inflatable gorilla on Route 84 invites revelers in the area to stop by and get all their fireworks needs from their location.
“Our busiest days are December 4 and 31,” says Barrow, who has managed the Brookhaven booth for nine years. They plan to be open daily for the city to stock up on fireworks for the July 4th weekend. Barrow says he expects business to pick up as the week progresses.
The Brookhaven City Clerk’s Office is reminding everyone that it is illegal to shoot fireworks inside city limits without a permit. Senator Jason Barrett, Representative Becky Currie and Representative Vincent Marigold host a fireworks display at Lincoln County Civic Center on Sunday, July 4 at 9 p.m.
In the county, fireworks are allowed, but it is encouraged to maintain security.
Pets are generally notorious for not responding well to the excitement of fireworks. Loud noises, lights and crowded areas are known to create a lot of anxiety for animals.
Dr Kellen Choate of Brookhaven Animal Hospital encourages these tips to ensure a comfortable vacation for your pet.
“It’s their instinct to run when they’re scared, and that’s when they can get lost or get hit by a car. That’s why it’s good to be prepared, ”she said.
• Most importantly, make sure the animals have up-to-date identification tags and ensure that your current contact information is registered with the veterinary clinic or shelter that implanted the microchip.
• Bring all pets inside whenever fireworks are likely, making sure any potentially dangerous food or alcohol is kept out of reach.
• Secure pets in a room or kennel and play loud music or turn on the television to muffle scary sounds.
• Keep pets away from lit fireworks at all times, including your own backyard, as some will run after moving bright objects and may be burned or blinded in the process.
• If your dog already has a history of anxiety, ask your vet to take the appropriate medication to help him stay calm or sleep well.
• Have a plan in place in case your pet goes missing, which includes calling and visiting the local shelter and posting information about your missing pet on platforms such as Facebook.
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