Morehouse Parish declares state of emergency ahead of severe weather threat

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MOREHOUSE PARISH, La. (KNOE) - A State of Emergency has been issued for Morehouse Parish ahead of expected severe weather on Jan. 11.

Effective 4:15 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2020, Morehouse Parish Police Jury President Terry Matthews called a State of Emergency for Morehouse Parish due to severe weather predicted for January 10 & 11, 2020.

As of Friday morning, Jan 10, 2020, most of North Louisiana and all of South Arkansas are under 'Moderate' risk for severe weather. 'Moderate' is just one step from the highest risk level.

Most of the intense weather is expected to arrive overnight into Saturday morning, roughly anywhere from 2 AM through 9 AM.

You can read the emergency declaration here.