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Lauderdale Co. EMA warns about possible severe weather

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As the chance of storms increases overnight, local officials are warning residents to keep a watchful eye on the forecast. As the chance of storms increases overnight, local officials are warning residents to keep a watchful eye on the forecast.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

As the chance of storms increases overnight, local officials are warning residents to keep a watchful eye on the forecast.

With the recent rains and threat of storms to come, the roads in the Shoals are wet, increasing the danger for drivers.

EMA officials in Lauderdale County said drivers should use extra caution when setting out to visit family and friends over the next few days.

They said there is a chance some of the low lying areas could see some flooding.

Florence-Lauderdale EMA director George Grabryan said if you're headed out of town, be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get to where you're going, and be prepared to change your route if the weather gets rough.

"The weather service has got a saying they use; it's called, 'Turn around don't drown.' So if you're traveling down the road and you see water and you can't see the road, that road might not be there, so just use your good common sense. Take extra time, and arrive safely," said Grabryan. "The other thing, if you live in a low lying area, you know what you need to do as far as leaving out prior to events coming in, so just keep a close watch on the waters and keep a close watch on the forecast."

Officials said they will keep a close eye on the weather throughout the week. They said they're prepared for anything that may come their way, including rain, wind, and possible winter weather.

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