Marshall County Emergency Management Director Clyde Avery is urging citizens to be aware of possible severe weather tonight. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center still has Marshall County under the “Slight” Risk category (2 out of 5) for storms and severe weather late tonight and into early Thursday morning. There is still some uncertainty in the track and severity of the storms.
The threat from this storm would be damaging winds and heavy rain. Strong winds 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, ponding on road surfaces, and the potential for flooding low lying areas prone to flooding during heavy rains.
Since the most significant severe weather threat will be in the overnight hours, it will be important to have a way to receive alerts warning regarding severe weather. Be ready to act. Review your family emergency plan and know where to go should severe weather occur. Check your emergency kit. Make sure your cell phone is charged and be sure to check your flashlights and lanterns. If you must drive at night, be alert for downed trees across roads as they may be difficult to see.
Marshall County EMA Director Clyde Avery will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they are made available.