Thunderstorms later this afternoon and overnight may produce some hail and gusty winds to possibly 60 mph....locally heavy rainfall and lightning. The storms should steadily weaken as they move eastward...so your risk of a severe storm is higher to the east and lower to the west.
You can add 2-1-1 to your speed dial. That number will now connect Texomans with human services around the community. The Texoma Council of Governments celebrated 2-1-1 Day today in Sherman.
Operators connect people with resources for food, shelter, financial aid, and even childcare services.
You can access the free service on any land-line phone in Cooke, Grayson, and Fannin Counties 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Texoma area was one of the first in the nation to implement the system, and Grayson County Judge Drue Bynum says they have set the standard statewide.
"Our 211 actually became the model for the state of Texas. People literally all across the country were getting dispatched through our 211 system."
TCOG officials want to emphasize 2-1-1 is not for emergency calls. That number is still 9-1-1.