Marshall County Dealing with Flooding, Preparing for Snow

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Marshall County Emergency Management Agency is dealing with flooding issues in the county, while at the same time preparing for several inches of snow.

Wednesday afternoon the EMA got a briefing from the National Weather Service about the potential for snow Thursday.   EMA Director Anita McBurnett was told the forecast is for two to four inches.

“First of all we need to step up our preparedness plans based on what we just heard in regards to the amount of snow we are going to see,” McBurnett says.

She says the snow could lead to travel problems Thursday, but even if the snow doesn’t materialize, she’s still worried about travel.

“Because of the flooding we currently have,” she says.  “So we are going to have to monitor that very closely with the temperatures drop as far as black ice forming.  Even during the day.”

The most flooding in the county is happening in the area near the Jackson County line.

“We have pocketed areas associated with the Paint Rock River down in the Butler Bottoms, there on the line between Madison and Jackson and Marshall Counties that always floods,” she says.

The EMA will be watching the weather closely and working with the county commission and school systems in the county as the winter storm approaches.

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