The following is a press release from Linda Cranford, Public Information Officer:
Due to technical difficulties, the Jones County Tornado Siren system is temporarily out of commission.
"The tornado sirens are designed to be heard by those who are outside of a building," said EMA Executive Director MardaTullos. "With the tornado sirens being out right now, we want the citizens of Jones County to be aware of the situation. Even though there is a low risk of tornadoes with the system that is expected to enter our area this afternoon citizens should be more diligent in monitoring their local weather source and keep their NOAA radios nearby."
The National Weather Service continues to forecast the potential for severe thunderstorms capable of producing large hail, damaging winds with gusts to 60 mph, heavy rain and the potential for a tornado or two to enter the Jones County area Saturday evening around 6 p.m. The severe thunderstorms are expected to continue through midnight before exiting the area. Sunday is forecasted to be dry, cool and breezy.