Strong Storm Approaching Sumter, Pickens, & Greene Counties

| April 6, 2018 @ 6:09 pm

NWS Birmingham has issued a Significant Weather Advisory for southwestern Pickens, Greene, and northwestern Sumter counties until 7:00 PM.

At 6:03 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Gholson to near Electric Mills to near DeKalb. Movement was east at 40 mph. Winds of 40 to 50 mph will be possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include…
Eutaw, Boligee, Gainesville, Epes, Emelle, New West Greene, Panola, Allison, Walden Quarters, West Greene, Thornhill, Geiger, Gainesville Lake Campground, Warsaw, New Mount Hebron, Sumterville, Eutaw Municipal Airport, Clinton, Pleasant Ridge and Five Points Intersection.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.

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