Severe storms expected Saturday

A National Weather Service slide.

The Coffee County EMA said that “confidence remains high” that the county will experience severe storms on Saturday, Jan. 11, according to a press release from CCEMA Deputy Director Grant Lyons.

The storms are expected to affect the area between 2 and 7 p.m., according to the release.

The main threats of the storms remain damaging wind gusts and tornadoes, according to the release.

Coffee County, as well as all of southern Alabama, has been placed in a level 3 enhanced category for severe storms by the National Weather Service, according to the release.

The CCEMA would like to remind residents to have at least two ways besides an outdoor siren to receive weather warnings since strong winds “seriously affect” who can hear sirens.

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