The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has placed Marshall County in the “Slight” Risk Category (2 out of 5) for the potential of severe weather Wednesday night beginning at approximately 11 p.m. and continuing into Thursday morning.

The threat includes damaging Winds with gusts as high as 60 mph and heavy rain.

Impacts from the storm could be strong winds that may cause damage to trees and branches leading to power outages, trees or branches into homes, and trees or branches across roads.   Heavy rain could cause flash flooding, flooding of low-lying areas and areas that are prone to flooding during heavy rains. 

To prepare for the possibility of severe weather check your emergency kit.  Charge your cell phone and be sure to check your flashlights and lanterns.  If you must drive at night, be mindful of downed trees across roads as they may be difficult to see.  Never touch downed power lines as you have no way of knowing if they are energized or not.  If you live in an area that is prone to flooding caused by heavy rain, be prepared to move to a safer location.  Never drive through water flowing across a road.  Please pay attention to road closed barricades and high water signs.  Never move them or drive around them.  They are put there to keep you safe.

Marshall County Emergency Management Director Clyde Avery will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they are made available.