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Webster County was ready for potential severe weather

April 18, 2019

Posted: Apr 18, 2019 9:56 PM
Updated: Apr 19, 2019 10:01 AM

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are preparing to find their safe places as severe weather could move through the area. wtvas nicole dantzler tell us about residents' plan to stay safe during the storms. the devastation from last weekend's tornado has residents more attentive to the warnings. after talking to the assistant ema director of mathiston... tom booth tells me that they are are going to be extra careful about monitoring the storms this evening. "today we will be on standby at the fire department we will be watching and monitoring and keeping up with the latest reports and try to get an early warning out as quick as possible if we do go under any type of severe weather warning alert." tom booth-asst. dir. mathiston ema/asst. fire chief rt-0:14 he says they are preparing for the severe storms this evening in mathiston in hopes that they wont sustain any more damage. even the associate pastor of first baptist church says he's taking extra precautions with his staff after being weather aware. ((take sot)) "well i've been monitoring the weather today just to stay abreast of the weather in the event that we do need to let the church staff go home. right now i'm looking at probably in the mid afternoon that we're probably going to allow the church staff to go home." charles mcclellan- associate worship pastor rt-0:14 he also says they have plans in place if they ever get a severe weather warning during sunday service. "what we would do is evacuate the sanctuary and get everyone that's here into a hall that's a very sturdy structure behind the sanctuary and we have another room in the church that's surrounded by brick." charles mcclellan- associate worship pastor rt-0:14 he says those areas are the safest places to be in the building. most of the damage here in mathiston has been cleaned up already but there is still more to do. coming up at 5 we'll take a look at where some of the damage is and how the city is moving forward. live in mathiston nicole dantzler wtva 9 news of course, weather sirens are another layer of protection when it comes to
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