As this first round of storms sweep through, flash flooding is possible as we have watches in effect since heavy rainfall is expected. These storms are on the strong side, but severe threat will be more towards later this afternoon into the night as they could become severe out west.
Carter County commissioners began advertising for bids on new equipment for area fire departments on Monday.
The county plans to purchase 62 sets of bunker gear and 135 sets of wild land fire gear for 12 of the rural departments.
Voters approved a quarter cent sales tax increase last July to make it possible.
So far it's generated close to $300,000.
Bids will be open for three weeks. Then the commissioners will choose the best fit for the county.