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WX Concerns

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Published on June 8, 2020 -

WX Concerns

Heavy rainfall and strong winds are possible this evening and possibly tomorrow from tropical storm Cristobal.

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WX Concerns

Heavy rainfall and strong winds are possible this evening and possibly tomorrow from tropical storm cristobal.

This has emergency management agencies on alert for potential flooding.

Our stephanie poole has more..

Flooded streets and downed power lines...this is a potential reality if severe weather hits webster county.

Ema director barry rushing says the heavy downpour can put multiple roads underwater.

" we are expecting some flooding from this.

We're predicting 2 to 6 inches of rain within a few hours and we are prepared for that situation."

He says nearly 2- thousand sandbags are ready to be distributed for residential and commercial areas.

" it rises pretty rapidly, we'll watch it and probably when it starts coming up try to make preparations and do what you have to do."

Butt sots " we're working together with the webster county ema incorporation with all the local volunteer fire departments.

We can do whatever we need to to help evacuate people or anything like that."

Tom booth is emergency management deputy in mathiston says rescue boats are also on standby.

And they'll keep an eye out for downed power lines and tree limbs.

" any wind damage that is possible our volunteer fire departments work real closely with the webster county board of supervisors and mississippi highway department and we can help clear debris,anything that's needed."

In meantime, rushing is urging residents to start preparations now.

"if you live in a low- lying area and are expecting flooding, please get out and call someone and tell them that you need help or call me.

Reporting in webster county,stephanie poole, wcbi news.

For all your severe weather updates, you can visit wcbi-dot-com.

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