So, a week and a half ago, the lights in Tad Smith went out right in the middle of the Vanderbilt game. Sometime in the last two years ago, the roof started leaking during a Ole Miss women’s basketball game. And now, there’s this from Lafayette County Emergency Management, suggesting that folks going to the game tonight carry an umbrella and a flashlight (and that all those white tshirts they are putting in every seat in the place may be to aid seeing folks if the lights do go out):
From Lafayette County Emergency Management: THERE IS A MODERATE RISK FOR SEVERE WEATHER ACROSS THE ENTIRE
MIDSOUTH. THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR SEVERE WEATHER WILL BE FROM LATE
THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MIDNIGHT WEST OF THE MISSSISSIPPI
RIVER…FROM 8 PM TO 2 AM NEAR THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER…AND FROM LATE
EVENING THROUGH OVERNIGHT EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. THE PRIMARY
SEVERE THREAT WILL BE DAMAGING WINDS AND TORNADOES…WITH A
SECONDARY THREAT FOR LARGE HAIL.
A WIND ADVISORY IS ALSO IN EFFECT ACROSS THE MIDSOUTH THROUGH
TONIGHT DUE TO STRONG WINDS. REFER TO THE LATEST WIND ADVISORY FOR
To balance out the non-PC of the Little Walter song, here’s Mabel John (with some great backup from Booker T & the MGs and the Memphis Horns. Listen particularly to Steve Cropper’s guitar).