‘ON ALERT’: Warren County on weather alert for third week in a row

Published 2:02 pm Monday, April 4, 2022

For the third consecutive week, Warren County is in an area of the state which is under threat of severe storms.

Warren County Emergency Management Director John Elfer said the primary risks for the area on Tuesday are wind gusts up to 80 mph and isolated tornadoes.

“Spin-up tornadoes can’t be ruled out,” Elfer said.

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While the storm will bring in a possible two inches of rain, he said, flash flooding is not expected.

As with all potential severe weather threats, Elfer said, people need to be reminded of what Warren County experienced in the past couple of weeks and “be on alert.”

“Make sure you have more than one way to get an alert. Make sure your alert and warning system can wake you up and make sure you have adequate shelter,” he said.

Elfer said the storm is predicted to roll in between 2:30 and 9 a.m., Tuesday.

“That’s subject to change. It could speed up or slow down or shift a little bit,” Elfer said, but for planning purposes, this is the estimated time frame as of Monday.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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