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Emergency Management Director releases violent weather warning

Released by Smith County Commissioners Court

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - County Judge Joel Baker who also serves as the Emergency Management Director for Smith County has released the following information from the National Weather Service:

The National Weather Service has announced that weather Tuesday in Smith County will be more violent than Monday and the incoming storm system has been categorized as "violent." These storms are expected to move into Smith County between 1:30pm-3:30pm today and last into the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Smith County's northern section is in the HIGH RISK area while all of the southern part is in the MODERATE RISK area.  Wind Speeds of 90+, baseball to softball size hail are possible and 1-2 inches of rain are also possible.

High winds are expected to cause downed power lines and trees with resulting power outages.

If tornadoes develop, they are expected to be "long track", which means they will be on the ground for a longer period of time.

Please be prepared and keep safe.

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