Early morning weather update from the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office:
Good Morning everyone! We hope that you all weathered the storm well last night. Our dispatchers and patrol deputies worked tirelessly throughout the night, alongside other agencies, clearing up debris and trees in roadways to ensure your morning commute was as painless as possible. There are still reports coming in this morning, and crews are still out responding to certain areas, so please remain mindful as you get out and about.
We are still expecting strong storms for our area today. Damaging winds up to 80mph, a higher threat for tornadoes than last night, large hail, and possible flash flooding are all expected for later today. This storm had been projected to arrive sometime between 11am and 2pm, but we will get an updated time frame and bring that to you very soon. Remember, we will always bring you Warnings/Alerts immediately, but our office will not be posting that those warnings have been lifted until we have verified that it is safe with BOTH the National Weather Service AND our deputies on the ground around the Parish. Last night a Tornado Warning was lifted and danger was less than 10 minutes around the corner. So, we will wait. We will be patient. To ensure your safety, with accuracy. Stay Safe and Alert.
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