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Marshall County EMA Warns of Possible Heavy Rain and Flooding

September 7, 2018

weather-warningClyde Avery, Director of the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency released information this morning on the tropical storm that hit gulf coast from Florida to Alabama on Wednesday.

The remnants of Tropical Depression Gordon will move through the area this weekend.  Currently, the forecast is for the heavier rain to be near and south of U.S. 24.  However, the exact track is not certain.  Rainfall forecast amounts could be 1.25 up to 5 inches in some locations.   The locations receiving the heaviest amount of rainfall could see flash flooding, flooding of low lying areas, ponding on road surfaces. Some areas may have issues with river flooding (just FYI…the Yellow River is currently at 4.67 ft. and the Tippecanoe is currently at 6.85 ft.).  Residents who live in an area that is prone to flooding usually caused by heavy rain, should be taking the necessary actions to be sure they and their property are safe and secure.