Mayor Holden warns of likely strong storms headed for area
NEW ORLEANS - The National Weather Service says a large storm system could bring heavy rain and the possibly of tornadoes to the Deep South this week.
Greg Carbin is a forecaster at the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. He says some areas from Louisiana to Alabama could see up to a foot of rain, and that forecasters expect to issue flash flood watches and warnings.
Some showers and a few thunderstorms are expected to develop Tuesday night, but the heaviest rainfall is expected to move into the area Wednesday afternoon through Friday.
The potentially severe weather on Wednesday is expected to occur west of Interstate 55 in Mississippi. Mayor Holden urges citizens to continue to monitor local weather and news stations.
“In advance of the storm, please use the buddy system and check on family, neighbors and the elderly as they may experience problems from this weather system during this duration,” stated Mayor Holden.
The mayor also urges that citizens check thier medicines and make courtesy calls to their physicians if necessary, and check their flashlights and batteries as well as thier portable radios.
Citizens are also advised to check their supply of water and can goods, and continue to monitor the storm forecasts throughout the week as it is still a developing system.