Wilkinson Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Statement
Statement as of 5:33 PM CDT on July 22, 2014

...Cluster of strong thunderstorms nearly stationary affecting Wilkinson County...Pointe Coupee Parish...West Feliciana Parish...

At 531 PM CDT...National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a cluster of strong thunderstorms along a line extending from 17 miles north of Jackson to New Roads. The thunderstorms were nearly stationary.

The cluster of strong thunderstorms will be near... Wakefield...Spillman...St. Francisville and New Roads by 700 PM...

Heavy rain associated with these storms will also result in reduced visibility along area roadways. Drivers traveling through the impacted areas should exercise caution. Some ponding of water will also be possible on low lying roadways and in areas of poor drainage.

The primary threat from these storms is wind gusts 35 to 45 mph... which could down tree limbs and blow around unsecured small objects. Seek shelter in a safe home or building until these storms have passed.

Frequent lightning is occurring with these storms. If outdoors...stay away from isolated high objects such as trees. Move indoors if possible. When indoors...stay away from windows and doors and avoid using telephones unless it is an emergency. Try to unplug unnecessary electrical appliances before the thunderstorm approaches.

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