As many prepared to ring in the New Year Monday, they first had to brave a severe thunderstorm that bought with it tornado warnings, watches, power outages and downed trees. Thankfully, Montgomery and Carroll counties were unscathed for the most part from the storm, which came through around lunch time Monday and died down around 2 p.m.
Montgomery County Emergency Management Director Alan Pratt said there was minor wind damage to a home in the Duck Hill area, and trees were blocking the road on Highway 407 in the Poplar Creek area. However, there were no reports of any other damage.
In Carroll County, residents of Carrollton and North Carrollton experience power outages for hours. According to the Entergy map, residents of both towns were without power for quite some time before energy was restored.
In Montgomery County, a small portion of the northern part of the county and in Kilmichael also experienced a power outage during the storm.
Montgomery and Carroll counties are bracing rainy conditions for the rest of this week. Forecasts are predicting rain Wednesday through Friday, which can bring about more chances of bad weather as many continue to celebrate 2019.