CLARKE CO. Miss. (WTOK) - It's been a harsh start to the month with tornadoes and severe storms pushing through East Mississippi and West Alabama. And the dangerous conditions are expected to continue this week.
During last week’s storms, a confirmed EF2 tornado touched down in Clarke County. The city of Enterprise was hit hard. Trees and power lines were knocked down and over 70 structures were damaged or destroyed.
The National Weather Service says between now and late Wednesday night, the area could once again experience heavy rain, high winds, and possibly tornadoes.
Clarke County EMA Director, Eddie Ivy says this could cause problems for clean-up efforts after last week’s storms.
"Right now with the damage we have, not just in the enterprise area but county wide from previous storms, could cause significant problems with trees that are already loosened in the ground because the ground is so wet. We get those winds in here and we've got the possibility of trees down, power lines down, certainly flash flooding and flooding because the grounds are saturated,” says Ivy.
He says if you have a ditch or storm drain near your home, make sure the debris is clear so the water can drain before the heavy rain hits. It can be the difference between your house flooding and having no problems.