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Severe weather moves across the mid-south

Update 5:50: Hurricane Warning Released as of 6:15 p.m. for parts of northeastern Fayette County and northwestern Hardman County. This includes Somerville and Whiteville.

Update 4:55: Tornado warning in southern Shelby County and northern parts of DeSoto County As of 5:30 p.m., the area includes Germantown, Collierville, and parts of Memphis.

also, hurricane warning For the area from Sintopia, MS to Byhalia, MS until 5:15.


Update 4:05: severe thunderstorm warning It was released for the greater Memphis area, including Bartlett, Germantown, Collierville, West Memphis, Wells, Southhaven, and Olive Branch until 4:45. The region extends south to Como, MS. The National Weather Service said winds could reach 70 miles per hour.

Update: severe thunderstorm warning Valid in parts of NW Tennessee, including Ripley, Dyersburg and Obion, until 4:45.

Update 3:45: Hurricane Warning Released until 4:30 for the eastern Arkansas and northwestern Mississippi region, including Helena and Robinsonville. See the map below.

Update: 3pm, a hurricane warning It took effect in parts of northeastern Arkansas including Dyess, Bassett, Osceola, and Luxora. This warning will last until 4:30

Update: a watch tornado It is issued for all Mid-South areas including Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Missouri until 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Tim Simpson says News Channel 3’s viewing area can expect to see storms starting around 2 p.m., with the worst around 3:30. By 8 p.m., it should be moving east out of the area.

In the event of a hurricane, the safe rooms at the Marion Visual Performing Arts Magnet School located at 1402 Crestmere St. The West Memphis and ASU Mid South located at 2000 W. Broadway in West Memphis are on alert and will be available if needed.

National Weather Service

Memphis, Tennessee – A streak of powerful storms linked to our latest cold front will batter the region Wednesday afternoon, leaving much cooler weather behind for the rest of the week.

On Wednesday, moderate odds of severe weather in the form of high winds and torrential rain were forecast.

WREG’s Todd Demers said he should move through the area sometime between noon and 6 p.m., so you may want to change plans on Wednesday.

Demers said a wind warning is coming in mid-south, where winds can reach 30-50 miles per hour. Precipitation totals are expected to vary between 1-2 inches.

The good news – it transfers fairly quickly.

The city of Memphis said it was prepared for the potential effects of high winds and heavy rain expected Wednesday.

“Inspection crews are inspecting and disinfecting rainwater drains, driveways and other essential areas to help reduce the potential for street flooding,” a statement from the city said.

However, many still have bad memories after the winter storm that swept through last month that left thousands without power. MLGW has 438,000, and about 233,000 has lost power.

The tool says lessons have been learned such as quickly sending out troubleshooters to assess damage, bringing in over 100 crews and responding to customers. MLGW’s Gale Jones Carson said they have to find ways to keep their customers informed.

“What we have learned is that we must find ways, no matter how large this storm is, to get information for our customers about the restoration process and when their homes will be restored,” Carson said.

Carson also said customers should be prepared at home for such air accidents.

“Prepare emergency kits for long-term outages such as bottled water, canned and packaged food that does not require heating for preparation, batteries, light bulbs, and generators,” she said.

MLGW is also telling customers to visit mlgw.com or call (901)-544-6500 to report a service outage or check out an online outage map.

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