Alto residents prepare for more possible severe weather

Alto residents prepare for more possible severe weather

ALTO, TX (KLTV) - Work is underway in Cherokee County to prepare for another round of potential severe weather on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

'We're all keeping an eye on it," Pastor Ron Rose said. "It's one of our biggest concerns."

Rose is the pastor at The River Church in Alto and says those who need a place to stay on Wednesday can stay at the church.

“We have a Christian school behind us,” Rose said. "Which is more substantive than a metal building. Matter of fact, we sheltered over there during the last tornado.

"Folks need to prepare," Sergio Serbian, emergency manager, said. "People need to know we do have some potential severe weather coming and they need to have a plan and seek shelter."

Serbian says right now the call is out for more tarps to help cover homes around town and across the county.

"Some of the homes are completely gone, but we want to make sure we try to save those that have a chance," Serbian said.

Tarps can be dropped off at The River Church along HW 69 in Alto. The tarps will then be handed out to volunteer work crews to cover homes.

“We don’t want to have people out working in dangerous weather and risking their lives,” Cherokee Co. Judge Chris Davis said. “If things start looking bad, we’re going to shut down the opreations.”

Alto residents prepare for more possible severe weather

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