Emergency Management warns about possibility of flooding

MARSHALL COUNTY — Emergency Management is warning residents about the potential for flooding caused by the forecasted warm up for the area in the next week.

Here's the information, as provided by Clyde Avery, director of Marshall County Emergency Management:

According to the National Weather Service, a warm up will begin late next week and likely continue into the last week of February. Temperatures could reach into the 40' and 50's.

Should a significant rain event occur during this warmer period the potential for and the severity of resultant flooding would greatly increase. Frozen ground and increased runoff could lead to flooding of low lying areas, basements, small streams and creeks, as well as ponding on road surfaces. River levels may also rise significantly and reach flood levels.

"I want to emphasize that no flood watches or warnings have been issued.This is just information for those folks who live in areas that are prone to flooding. I would encourage you to begin the planning process should flooding become an issue in the very near future," Avery said.

Sand and sandbags are available at 9515 King Road in Plymouth for those who may need it. You will need to bring your own shovel.

The Pilot News will have more on this story in next week's editions.