severe-weather-threatThe National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has upgraded the eastern portion of Marshall County (from about U.S. 31 East) to the “Enhanced Risk” category for severe weather ( 3 out of 5) for today, while the western portion still remains under the “Slight Risk” category (2 out of 5). The best chance for severe weather will be approximately noon until 4pm today.

THREAT: Damaging wind with gusts of between 50-64mph are likely. Isolated tornadoes are possible

IMPACT: Damage to trees may result in downed powerlines which could cause power outages. Damage to roofs and siding. Trees or tree limbs may fall across roads or into buildings. Loose objects could be blown around and cause damage.

PREPAREDNESS ACTION: Seek shelter should severe weather occur. Secure loose objects outdoors. Never touch downed powerlines. Check batteries in flashlights to be sure they are working properly. Monitor local news for weather updates and be prepared to take action.

Reminder: When the Tornado Siren is activated it will emit a continuous tone for an extended period of time. Sirens were designed to alert people outdoors to seek shelter indoors. Outdoor warning systems cannot always be heard by people inside a building and it is highly recommended that you have an alternate method of receiving severe weather alerts, such as on your smart phone, NOAA Weather radio, or by monitoring your local news channel.