Spring brings risk of dangerous storms
Strong storms moved through the Baldwyn area and North Mississippi on Monday, March 27, bringing large hail – and a lot of hail – throughout the area. However, no major damage was reported.
Additional storms are predicted in Northeast Mississippi this morning, with more hail and possible dangerous winds and lighting predicted.
The advent of spring means residents in the Southeast need to remain weather-wise when the threat of strong weather is around.
In Baldwyn, two official storm shelters are available for residents. The shelters, which are decorated with brightly colored murals, are located behind Baldwyn City Hall and the fire station, located at 202 South Second Street, and beside the Baldwyn Police Department on Robert Coggins Jr. Drive in north Baldwyn.
In addition to these, two churches in the city usually open their doors for shelter. Hillcrest Church of Christ, at 956 S. Fourth Street, and First United Methodist Church, located at 312 West Main Street offer a place of refuge in the event of storms.
In Guntown, residents can find shelter at the site behind the community center at the city park.