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Warren County should expect heavy rain, wind from Cristobal

Area residents can expect heavy rain and gusty winds to start the week as the remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal will hit Warren County sometime early Monday.

Eric Carpenter, meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Jackson, said Cristobal is expected to make landfall on the South Central Louisiana Coast about 7 p.m. Sunday.

“You’re looking at the potential for some heavy rainfall Monday into Tuesday; that will be your main concern,” he said. “There could be some gusty winds.”

He said residents can expect wind speeds of between 15 to 30 mph.

Warren County Emergency Management Director John Elfer said between 2 to 4 inches of rain are expected in the area between Monday and Tuesday as the storm makes its way across the county. There is also a slight risk for tornadoes during the storm.

“We want people to be weather aware and have more than one way of getting warnings and have enough supplies to last 72 hours,” he said. “They need to get their prescriptions filled, have batteries and money and a way to charge their cellphones if the power goes out.”

He said people also need to be aware of COVID-19 precautions in case they move from their homes to another location to wait out the storm.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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