Forecast more favorable for area

Published 4:15 pm Thursday, September 13, 2018

[Editor’s note: The following is a press release from Capt. Tim Dunn, spokesman for the Franklin Fire and Rescue.]


As was stated in the last update, the City of Franklin encourages all of our citizens to watch for continued weather reports and changing forecast. This latest update continues to report conditions that are favorable to the forecast for our area.

The National Weather Service has changed our forecast for the rainfall and winds. We are currently expected to receive rainfall amounts between 2 and 4 inches and sustained winds 25 to 30 mph over the next few days. This is much more favorable for the surrounding area and we do not anticipate issues with river flooding from this event. The shelter has not been opened and will remain on standby at this time. If we see it necessary to open the shelter we will update the public.

The information provided to us is a prediction and we want to make sure that all of our citizens continue to watch the weather forecast and stay tuned to our local news releases.

Check the city PEG channel on charter cable or the City of Franklin website for information. We will also place information, if needed on the news outlets such as WAVY(channel 10,) WVEC (channel 3,) WTKR(channel 13,) The Tidewater News website and WLQM radio (101.7 FM.)

For further information please contact Franklin Fire and Rescue at 562-8590.