Red Flag Warning in effect
By Chief David Noe
October 14, 2022

Herny County and all surrounding Counties are under a Red Flag Warning until 8 PM tonight. This is addition to the burn ban implemented by the Henry County Judge Executive.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

Today, the wind will be from the southwest between 15 to 20 mph with gusts of 30 to 35 mph late this morning into the afternoon. The relative humidity will be very low between 17 and 23 percent this afternoon.

Due to these conditions any open fire can easily become out of control and will likely spread quickly. Outdoor burning should not be done at this time.

If you witness any outdoor burning, please call 911 to report the location.