Saturday, April 24, 2010

Tornado Warning (Central AL)

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
234 PM CDT SAT APR 24 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
LAMAR COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...VERNON...SULLIGENT...

* UNTIL 315 PM CDT

* AT 233 PM CDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A TORNADO 20
MILES SOUTHWEST OF BEDFORD...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH. THIS STORM
HAS PRODUCED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE ACROSS THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI.
TAKE COVER NOW!

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
BEDFORD BY 255 PM CDT...
VERNON BY 300 PM CDT...
LAMAR COUNTY AIRPORT...7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CREWS AND 7 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF SULLIGENT BY 305 PM CDT...
BLOOMING GROVE AND 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BEAVERTON BY 310 PM CDT...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CDT SATURDAY EVENING
FOR ALABAMA.

&&

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER...
CALL 1-800-856-0758

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